Oprah is richer than President Trump, boosted by Weight Watchers stake


American media mogul Oprah Winfrey is suddenly the topic of intense speculation about a potential 2020 presidential run after dominating the Golden Globes on Sunday.

Fueling the intrigue is the fact that the cultural icon stacks up well with President Trump — himself of course a mogul and cultural icon — in one department where Trump considers particularly important.

Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey in 2004.

In fact, according to Bloomberg, Oprah has recently passed POTUS.

Winfrey, 63, has a net worth of $3.7 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, boosted by a highly successful 10% investment in Weight Watchers. Trump, 71, is worth $2.9 billion, according to the same index — hurt by a drop in the value of three office properties in Manhattan. 

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index tracks the net worth of the world’s richest people. (In October 2017, Forbes estimated Winfrey’s net worth was $3 billion and Trump’s net worth was $3.1 billion.)

Trump, who has loudly touted his net worth over the years, claimed to be worth more than $10 billion in a personal disclosure form filed during the 2016 presidential campaign.