Oprah Winfrey has proven once again why she is a very successful businesswoman, capitalizing on the controversy and buzz that came after Beyonce dropped her bombshell album “Lemonade” in April.
TMZ has obtained documents filed by the Queen of Talk that aims to expand the merchandising rights of her “Oprah’s” brand. Included in the expansion are energy drinks, coconut water, bottled water… and you guessed it, lemonade. The New York Daily News also reports that she will include dairy, processed and preserved foods, juices, beer, baked goods and possibly bacon, canned fish, pickles, caviar, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Meanwhile, both Beyonce and Oprah are included in the just-released second annual Forbes list of richest and most-successful self-made women.
Oprah is at the No. 2 spot, up three spots from her No. 5 placing in the 2015 list, an improvement likely caused by her 10 percent stake at the diet conglomerate Weight Watchers. She is one of 17 billionaires included in the listing.
Queen Bey, on the other hand, is at No. 56 with an estimated net worth of $265 million. The “Drunk In Love” singer is also the third youngest person in the list.
Taylor Swift, the youngest person in the list at age 26, places at No. 60 with a net worth of $250 million, largely owing to her “1989” album, hit singles and “The 1989 World Tour.” It is her first time to be on the prestigious list. She is one of 17 successful women to debut in this year’s ranking, USA Today reported.
Billionaire Diane Hendricks, owner of roofing and siding wholesaler ABC Supply, topped the list with a reported net worth of $4.9 billion. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg also landed in the upper reaches of the tally due to her $1.4 billion net worth.
Other celebrities in the lineup are Madonna (No. 25), Celine Dion (No. 37), Barbra Streisand (No. 38) and Jessica Alba (No. 42).