Very few people will earn a billion dollars in their lifetime, let alone an African American woman, but Winfrey achieved that feat twice over with an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion. Forbes ranks her as the third most powerful woman in the world, No. 420 on the worldâ€™s list of billionaires and the No. 135 ranked billionaire in the United States. Oprahâ€™s money, power and respect all spawn from her extended run as host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which drew a season high 9 million viewers in the 2004-2005 season. Her sphere of influence transcends television into the worlds of print (O Magazine), radio (Oprah Radio), film (Harpo Films) and even social media, where @Oprah boasts close to 6 million followers.