Having risen from a childhood filled with poverty and abuse, Oprah has overcome a series of tough challenges and has now become one of the most famous, influential, and most wealthy women in the entire world. From Hawaii to Florida and pretty much everywhere in between, let’s discover Oprah Winfrey’s real estate empire.
Where is Oprah Winfrey’s house?
Don’t you mean houses?! Oprah doesn’t just have one house, duh! In fact, the major superstar has houses all over the United States. She has two houses located in Montecito, California, and another in Maui, Hawaii for when she wishes to escape the fast-paced Californian lifestyle. Her main home, however, is one of the two Montecito mansions where she spends the majority of her time.
And recently she bought a 43-acre estate on Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. If you’re interested in seeing that property check out this post about the house Oprah bought on Orcas Island.
Where does Oprah live now?
So, exactly where does Oprah live in Montecito? Oprah resides in a 20,424 square foot mansion that sits on a 40-acre estate in Montecito, CA. Known as the Promised Land, the mansion is secluded in the hills and despite its vast size, it is practically impossible to get very close to.
The Promised Land has 6 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen (obviously), 10 fireplaces (for the cold California months….?), two home theatres (one inside and one outside of course), a large guesthouse with a private pool, a wine cellar, and tennis courts.
And why is it named The Promised Land? During a recorded tour of her main house, Oprah filled us in on the name by saying “The Promised Land, because Dr. King said he would not get to the promised land but one day we might. And so that’s why I called it that… because I think it’s a fulfillment of the promise that Dr. King spoke of.” Wise words from the media mogul herself.
How much is Oprah Winfrey house worth? Oprah paid a whopping $50 million for the place in 2001. Oprah’s house is now worth over $100 million thanks to the insane renovations, landscaping, and of course the celebrity factor.
Fun Fact! Oprah’s Emmy Award Winning show Super Soul Sunday on the Oprah Winfrey Network is filmed under the massive oak trees located on this very property.
OPRAH IS EXPANDING
Her latest home in her vast collection was purchased in late 2016 for a small fortune of just $52 million and is known as Seamair Farm Estate in Montecito. The new ranch-style mansion actually borders her main home.
Boasting four bedrooms, five bathrooms, an outdoor pool, tennis court, home cinema and a lake, the Farm Estate home also has all the equipment and stables fit for an equestrian center.
All that didn’t matter to Oprah, though. As far as we can tell, Oprah’s goal is to expand her fortress. We here at Velvet Ropes took a trip up to the property and scored these exclusive photos… She’s demolishing everything!
What does Oprah Winfrey house look like?
Her main house in Montecito is nothing short of a mansion. It has a Neo-Georgian architecture design. It has a long narrow drive with red brick either side leading up to the main entrance and is completely surrounded by beautiful trees. It overlooks stunning views of both the ocean and mountains.
When she bid farewell to her 25-year streak on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah got to The Promised Land to settle in and realized she had created a museum feel instead of a home.
To fix it, she redesigned the entire home to be more livable and held a “yard sale” where the public could come bid on items to support her girls school in Africa.
How big is Oprah Winfrey’s house?
Oprah Winfrey’s house sits on over 40-acres of land. The house is over 20,000 square feet!
Where does Oprah live in Santa Barbara?
Many people mistake Montecito for Santa Barbara. Oprah’s house is not in Santa Barbara, but it is very close! Montecito is, shall we say, the uber-rich section of the Santa Barbara area.
Where does Oprah have homes?
So, how many houses does Oprah own? Oprah spent all her years filming The Oprah Winfrey Show residing in Chicago. Having sold her Chicago Water Tower Place Complex last year for $4.625 million, she then went on to purchase a $14 million ski chalet just a few months later.
Covering almost 9,000 square feet, the chalet is located in the mountain village of Telluride, Colorado and provides Oprah with a snowy getaway as a break from her always-on-the-go lifestyle. Ahhhhh, the life.
As well as her Colorado home, Oprah also owns 2 mansions in Montecito, California, another in Maui, Hawaii, one in Alpine, New Jersey, an estate in Florida, and several others in areas including Chicago and Nashville. Who knew one person needed so many homes?!
Where does Oprah live on Maui?
Oprah’s Maui house, which she reaches by her private jet, of course, covers an incredible 163 acres. Her beautiful Maui mansion is set in the idyllic Hana area.
Oprah’s Hawaii home is a 21st-century Farmhouse and has more of a personal touch than her other homes, says her decorator. When Oprah first purchased the Hawaii house it had a small porch, a kitchen that needed a large amount of work, and low ceilings that blocked off the spectacular view of the ocean.
After what was meant to be small project turned into a full-blown renovation, the Maui home incorporates loads of personal and real touches that truly represent Oprah’s personality. With large mansions dotted around the rest of the U.S, the ranch in Maui gives Oprah a smaller, more relaxed and cozy place to reside. But don’t be fooled – it’s still a mansion by all accounts.
What are Oprah’s hobbies?
So, what does Oprah Winfrey like to do? Well aside from her career as a media genius and TV personality, Oprah also enjoys spending time doing philanthropy work, she loves to read, and she really loves spending time with her dogs. Oprah is also an avid gardener. Her celebrity friends are now accustomed to receiving random baskets of fresh producer right from her garden.
What car does Oprah drive?
Oprah is the proud owner of a Volkswagen Beetle worth just over $25,000. But let’s get real…she has many others! Aside from her fleet of Cadillac Escalades fit with drivers who are at her every whim, Oprah recently bought a new Tesla.
Oh, and Tyler Perry gave her a pimped out Bentley a few years ago.
In addition to her ground transport, what would Oprah be without a private jet?! Her Global Express XRS has a spacious all-leather interior and can fit between 8 to 14 passengers. How do we get signed up?!
How much does Oprah make?
In 2016 Oprah’s media empire raked in an unbelievable annual income of $315 million dollars. Woah.
How much is Oprah worth?
Ok, prepare yourself for this one. No like really, you may need to take a seat if you’re not already. As of 2017, Oprah Winfrey’s net worth was a humongous $3.1 BILLION. O.M.G. Yeah, that’s Billion. With a B. Between her lucrative days on her talk show, her brand ambassadorship for Weight Watchers, her acting roles, and her very own network, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), which has skyrocketed in popularity, Oprah’s net worth is on the rise. Let’s just say, Oprah ain’t strugglin’.