Oprah gives magazine staff $10,000 each and an iPad

NEW YORK Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:41pm EDT

U.S talk show host Oprah Winfrey speaks to the audience during a special live show at Radio City Music Hall in celebration of O Magazine's 10th anniversary in New York City, May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

U.S talk show host Oprah Winfrey speaks to the audience during a special live show at Radio City Music Hall in celebration of O Magazine's 10th anniversary in New York City, May 7, 2010.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey has given staff at her magazine $10,000 each and an Apple iPad, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

"As a thank you for their hard work and dedication, Oprah Winfrey surprised the staff of O, The Oprah Magazine with an Apple iPad and a check for $10,000, to commemorate the magazine's 10th anniversary," a magazine spokeswoman said.

The total number of staff members who received the gifts was not made immediately available.

The popular U.S. television talk show host plans to end "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2011 after 25 years to set up her own cable TV network.

The top-rated daytime show is broadcast from Chicago on ABC television stations across the United States and in more than 140 countries. It has helped Winfrey amass a fortune estimated by Forbes magazine at $2.3 billion.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Patricia Reaney)

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Comments (8)
hapticz wrote:
only $10k? & an imStupid Ipad? now thats some cheap promotion money! Oprah’s a marketing genius!

Jun 16, 2010 7:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jloy88 wrote:
10 grand is a ton to common folk. I bet each employee is thanking the stars for her generosity. Wish more employers would do stuff like this

Jun 16, 2010 7:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
angel475 wrote:
what do you mean only 10k?? are you crazy that 10k to her is like 1k to middle class so 10k is life changing she takes care of her staff im sure they appreciate it very much. if someone enusres that you buisness is running smoothly they are what make you and she understands that and is willing to reward them for there efforts. I commend her.

Jun 16, 2010 7:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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