Dr. Mehmet Oz
Between 2004 and 2009 Dr. Mehmet Oz frequented The Oprah Winfrey Show stage, discussing healthy lifestyle issues. In 2009 Oz collaborated with Harpo Productions to launch The Dr. Oz Show.
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Dr. Phil McGraw
Psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw first appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1998 hosting a segment called Tuesdays with Dr. Phil. In 2002 he landed he own show, Dr. Phil, produced by Harpo Productions. Dr. Phil is the author of six no.1 New York Times best-sellers.
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Iyanla Vanzant made over 20 appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show from early 1998 through August of 1999. The notoriety she gained from being associated with the Oprah brand landed the relationship expert her own show in 2001.
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Gayle King and Oprah have been best friends since Oprah’s early days as a local Baltimore, Maryland reporter. Through the years King has appeared on Oprah’s show discussing various topics, including her friendship with Oprah. in 1999 King was appointed editor of O magazine. King currently hosts The Gayle King Show on Winfrey’s OWN network.
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Lisa Price started out making organic beauty products in her kitchen. In 1999 she opened her first store in Brooklyn called “Carol’s Daughter.” In 2002 Price debuted her skin products on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Today Carol’s Daughter is a multi-million dollar company available in several major department stores nationwide.
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Stedman Graham is an educator, author, businessman and public speaker, but is most widely known and Oprah’s long time partner. His relationship with the talk show host, spanning decades, has made his name synonymous with success and achievement.
Chicago native Nate Berkus became a household name after being a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show offering home design advice to studio audience members and viewers. The Nate Berkus Show, co- produced by Winfrey’s Harpo Productions debuted in 2010
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Suze Orman has made numerous appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show through the years to dole out financial advice to studio audience members. In 2008 the financial guru gave out 1 million electronic copies of her book Women and Money on Oprah’s show.
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Bob Greene became a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show as her celebrated personal trainer who helped whip her into shape in the mid 90’s. Through the years Greene has authored over ten book, two books he co-authored with Oprah Winfrey. Green currently hosts his own show on the Oprah and Friends satellite radio network.
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Recurrent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show fueled the 2006 launch of Rachael Ray’s syndicated daytime talk show produced by Oprah and King World Productions. The syndicated Rachael Ray Show has been followed up with several Food Network cooking shows.
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Some call it The Oprah Effect while others simply call it The O Factor. No matter what you call it, being associated with The Oprah Winfrey Show has launched many careers to unimaginable heights.
This year Ms. Winfrey ranks the highest on Forbes Most Powerful Celebrities list as the highest paid of her contemporaries, earning $290 million. Several of America’s well known personalities have made their fortunes from having their skills or brands associated with the queen of talk.
Here is our list of 10 people who owe their fame to Oprah.