#1 Posted on 27.2.03 2236.40 Reposted on: 27.2.10 2237.25
No, REALLY, she has... according to FORBES MAGAZINE, she has.
"U.S. talk show queen and media mogul Oprah Winfrey leaped onto FORBES list this year with an empire worth about $1 billion to become the first African-American woman to join the ranks of the world's billionaires.
Bill Gates, 47, the chairman and co-founder of software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O), is still the richest person on the planet, with a fortune of nearly $41 billion.
But even Gates has not been immune to the global economy's recent trials and tribulations: His net worth has fallen more than $10 billion in the past year, according to the magazine.
Investor Warren Buffett again ranked No. 2 on the list, although his fortune shrank to $30.5 billion from $35 billion in the magazine's last survey."