Winfrey sells home for $2.75m

Comment on this story
IOL pic june14 oprah winfrey Associated Press (File image) Oprah Winfrey

London - Oprah Winfrey has sold her Chicago, Illinois home.

The media tycoon’s Streeterville-area apartment was purchased in the American city on Tuesday (17.07.12) for $2.75 million.

However the star originally bought the place for $5.6 million six years ago.

Oprah's former sixth floor apartment spans over 4,607 square-feet and featured views of Lake Michigan, three-bedrooms, two fireplaces, a library, a butler's pantry, a 1,241 square-foot master bedroom and a solarium.

Apparently Oprah never moved in or lived there.

The former daytime talk show host owns other Chicago properties that she resided in, but currently spends her time at her $50 million Montecito, California estate.

Earlier this month she purchased her father Vernon's barbershop out of foreclosure after one month of being in the financial state.

Her parent had the men's hair salon in Nashville, Tennessee, and his wife - Oprah's stepmother - was apparently angry about her buying it.

Barbara Winfrey told NBC station television station WSMV-TV: "I know what is going on. I'm tired of it, and I've had enough."

Vernon had run the barbershop for 50 years and it was considered a fixture in his community. - Bang Showbiz

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines