that grossed $345 million in 2007 and is ranked No. 14 on the B.E Industrial/Service 100 list. She is one of a handful of black billionaires across the globe, with a net worth estimated at more than $2 billion.
Winfrey says: “I haven’t planned one thing–ever. I have just been led by a strong instinct, and I have made choices based on what was right for me at the time.â€
Norman was named a “Power 100 Women in Entertainment” by The Hollywood Reporter. She will report directly to the OWN board of directors and will assume her new post on Feb. 17. She will be based in Los Angeles at the network’s headquarters.
Sonia Alleyne contributed to this article.