Oprah Winfrey Latest News: Favorite Things 2016 On Amazon, New Book, ‘Queen Sugar,’ OWN, And Essence

Oprah Winfrey is a busy woman, but that’s nothing new. She just released her Favorite Things list for 2016 that is being sold on Amazon, has a new book that will hit shelves in January, is seeing success with her OWN network and new television show Queen Sugar, and continues to draw praise for her Essence Festival speech delivered in July. You can see that speech in the video below.

Oprah not only donated to the Smithsonian;s National Museum of African American History and Culture and attended the opening ceremony where she participated in a poetry slam with Will Smith, but one of her dresses is featured in a display. You may see video from the dedication ceremony and a photo from the display “1968 and Beyond” below.

Oprah Winfrey dress on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

There is no question that Oprah Winfrey is a trendsetter, and each year, the public excitedly awaits the release of her Favorite Things list. Oprah’s Favorite Things debuted on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002. The “Oprah’s Favorite Things” episodes were extremely popular and many consumers would race to purchase the items Oprah selected. It was a boon for businesses and consumers alike. Businesses were certain to see a spike in holiday sales and consumers purchased gifts that were certain to be well accepted. Once Oprah announced the end of her television show, many were saddened at the thought there’d be no future Oprah’s Favorite Things. Oprah’s last television show episode aired on May 25, 2011. It was the 70th episode in Season 23. You may watch Oprah’s last episode from her farewell season below.

On Jan. 1, 2011, Oprah Winfrey launched the OWN network. There’s no question the network was off to a slow start and many fans who faithfully watched Oprah Winfrey’s daytime talk show wanted to see more programming that was in a similar style. In 2012, Oprah Winfrey returned with her Favorite Things List by delivering a two-hour special on the OWN network. It was a success and many people continue to look forward to her list throughout the year. Oprah Winfrey has maintained the same official website, despite the evolving of her television career. You can find latest news updates regarding Oprah Winfrey and the OWN Network on the official Oprah website. You may also find additional updates and latest news regarding OWN television programming, such as her syndication deal with Bishop T.D. Jakes and the launch of the new hit series, Queen Sugar, through OWN press releases at Discovery.

You can find more video content for the OWN network, including Oprah’s Favorite Things list, at the official OWN YouTube account.

There are 104 items featured in Oprah’s 2016 Favorite Things list. You might have noticed Oprah wearing pajamas in the video announcement above. The pajamas, as well as her new book, Food, Health and Happiness are included in the Favorite Things list.

According to Forbes, Oprah Winfrey’s net worth is $2.8 billion. While she is a woman of refined tastes and can afford to spend on many luxurious items many Americans can’t afford, don’t let her net worth dissuade you from checking out her Favorite Things list. As the list is available on Amazon, you can shop through various categories and even by price. There is a section of her list for gifts under $50. There are 38 products in the under $50 category.

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