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For a billionaire mogul, Oprah sure does have a humble office space. The new official CEO of OWN took to Twitter yesterday and shared the inside of her workstation with the world. And while I would have imagined something comparable to her lush golden HARPO office, it seems Ms. Winfrey is keeping the new look start up chic.

While Oprah was getting started over at OWN, her website seems to have taken a huge hit since she signed off the air. The Herald Sun reports:

Oprah.com, which Winfrey gave to Discovery Communications as her half of their partnership in starting OWN, was down almost 50 percent in site visits last month, according to siteanalytics.compete.com.
That reflects the period following Winfrey’s departure from broadcast TV after the May 25 finale of Oprah – which apparently is no longer driving the show’s millions of viewers to Winfrey’s website.

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  • Carol

    I wish her the best of luck in future endeavors since she seems to be trying to do positive things on TV (even if the current offerings don’t completely reflect that).

    That said, it is really important black entrepreneurs look outside the realm of entertainment. Once you stop dancing (or playing the sport for that matter), the money stops coming in.

    Not everyone can create or wants to create an enduring business outside the entertainment space, but more of us should try.

    • Ngozi

      i completely agree with you.

    • righton!

      Carol, you hit the nail RIGHT ON THE HEAD!

  • edub

    Me too. Carol, you make excellent points.

  • Anon

    Carol, I agree with you, but Oprah is not a good example. Her money will keep coming because of the things she is invested in. Her magazine is still doing gangbusters and the traffic to her website would be down because people are no longer going on there to follow up on things she discussed on her show. Without entertainment, she would not be worth $2 billion.

    For the majority of entertainers and sports figures who don’t find new ways to invest the money, you are absolutely correct. They really need to branch out and a fashion line is not the best way to branch out.