Oprah Winfrey

<b>Rank:</b> 14<br>
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<b>Job:</b> Former TV talk-show host<br>
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<b>Age:</b> 57<br>
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<b>Tie to Chicago:</b> "The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004206" title="Oprah Winfrey" href="/topic/entertainment/television/oprah-winfrey-PECLB004206.topic">Oprah Winfrey</a> Show," the highest-rated <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="GENRE000085" title="Talk Shows (genre)" href="/topic/arts-culture/genres/talk-shows-%28genre%29-GENRE000085.topic">talk show</a> in American TV history, was filmed in Chicago's <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100501259300" title="West Loop" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago/west-loop-PLGEO100100501259300.topic">West Loop</a> for 25 seasons.<br>
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<b>Why Forbes chose her for the list:</b> "The world's only female black billionaire, with a net worth of $2.7 billion and an estimated $290 million salary last year, Oprah Winfrey continues to push the limits."

Rank: 14

Job: Former TV talk-show host

Age: 57

Tie to Chicago: "The Oprah Winfrey Show," the highest-rated talk show in American TV history, was filmed in Chicago's West Loop for 25 seasons.

Why Forbes chose her for the list: "The world's only female black billionaire, with a net worth of $2.7 billion and an estimated $290 million salary last year, Oprah Winfrey continues to push the limits."

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