Oprah Winfrey Made $12 Million After One Tweet About Bread

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey speaks on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2013. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

And you get $12 million! And you get $12 million! Well, only if you are Oprah Winfrey. The media mogul reportedly made that much money on Tuesday, January 26 — from one tweet alone.

According to MarketWatch, the TV personality, 61, made bank when she posted a video about her Weight Watchers journey via Twitter. The site reports that the company's shares increased more than 16 percent after Winfrey shared the clip. She owns roughly 6 million shares, or 10 percent of its stock, so she banked $12 million.

PHOTOS: Celebrity Weight Fluctuations: Stars With Ever-Changing Bodies

Read article

In the clip, Winfrey reveals that she eats bread every day — and is still burning calories. "Eat bread. Lose weight. Whaaatttt? #ComeJoinMe," she captioned the post.

"This is the joy for me. I love bread! I love bread. I now just manage it," she adds in the video. "I have bread every day. That's the genius of this program! I have lost 26 pounds."

PHOTOS: Celebrities' Weight Loss and Transformations: Before and After Pictures

Read article

Winfrey became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers last October. "Weight Watchers has given me the tools to begin to make the lasting shift that I and so many of us who are struggling with weight have longed for," she said in a statement at the time. "I believe in the program so much, I decided to invest in the company and partner in its evolution."

Previous celebrity spokespeople have included Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Hudson and Sarah Ferguson

For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!