14. Harpo Inc. - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine Summer 2019 Issue

From television and radio to films and print, Harpo Inc. is one of the most powerful media empires in the world. Over the past 20-plus years, media titan Oprah Winfrey has grown the Chicago-based company from a five-person production company to a multimedia conglomerate that grossed $340 million in 2008.

Harpo Inc. properties include O, The Oprah Magazine; syndicated television shows for Winfrey, life coach Phil McGraw, and celebrity chef Rachael Ray; the Broadway musical The Color Purple; and a lucrative $55 million XM Radio Inc. deal.

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