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Oprah Winfrey

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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