Oprah Winfrey On How Much Money People Ask To Borrow From Her

Source: Luchina Fisher / ABC News

Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest women on the planet, so it’s not surprising that she gets hit up for money all the time.

What is surprising is the amount people ask for. As Winfrey revealed, it’s based less on what they need and more on what they think she’s worth.

“This is what I find, people ask for money based on what they think you have,” Winfrey told a TMZ cameraman Sunday. “So when I was making $22,000 a year, people always needed $50. Then when I moved to $50,000 a year, people always needed $500.”

“Now nobody needs anything less than $50,000,” Winfrey said with a smile.

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  • Lisa Young

    Well Oprah I need about $250,000. Can you help a sister out?

  • Barry Brown

    Hello Ms. Winfrey, my dad, my mom, & myself are disabled. I’m tired of renting. I want a house. Ms. Winfrey can you help us? I requesting of $275,000. Thank you Ms. Winfrey.

  • Queen Mennon

    they must be white people asking for more because she is providing a lot more white people with jobs than she is her own people. I saw that and It is true.

    • James Allen Daggett

      When black people acquire the necessary skill for her to employ them, I’m quite sure she will…

      • Queen Mennon

        we have the skills and are more than capable but she is a brainwashed Black woman who believes in the superiority of white people.