In July 2012 media mogul and queen of ‘rapport talk’ shows Oprah sold her Streeterville condo at half the price she paid for it in 2006 ($5.6 million) – such a bargain for a 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath co-op and a number of external rooms. Oprah never lived in the condo, probably because of lack of privacy, and spends her time in the city two blocks away at her massive duplex condo in Water Tower Place.
“The Promised Land”, a luxury Montecito estate on the outskirts of Santa Barbara, is one of the countless homes of Oprah Winfrey, one of the most influential women and most credible public figures in the world, media mogul and queen of ‘rapport talk’ shows. In 2001 Oprah was invited at a party on the estate and fell for it at first sight, so she talked its owners into accepting a 52 million-dollar cheque, even though it was not for sale. These days it amounts to $85 m. The 23,000-square-foot Georgian mansion, Oprah’s Californian haven in rainy days is situated on 42 acres in the vicinity of both ocean and mountains.