October 2, 2009

Oprah’s net worth is $2.3 billion

U.S. media titan Oprah Winfrey's net worth is $2.3 billion this year -- about $400 million less than it was in 2008, Forbes magazine reported.

The Chicago Sun-Times said Winfrey, who ranks 141st on the 2009 roster of the 400 richest people in the United States, was among the 314 people on the list whose net worth decreased in the past year.

Topping the Forbes roster is Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, who's worth $50 billion, followed by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren Buffett at No. 2, with $40 billion.