We imagine it being lots of money dancing, finding ways to ignore Stedman and "fun times" with Gayle... Just in case you ever wondered what life was like as Oprah Winfrey, let’s just say you would need more than a 5 Hour Energy to keep up with boss lady. The Queen of Television caught up with Harper’s Bazaar for a fierce photo shoot with photographer Terry Richardson, while sharing what an average day is like for a billionaire Mogul who owns her own network. From early mornings, to conference calls with the heads of networks to traveling around the world, being Oprah might not be as fabulous as you’d expect.
Her schedule is manic. Winfrey is an early bird, up by 5:45, 6 A.M. (“Stedman’s usually up at 5:30.”) Breakfast of late is “blackberries and half a banana, some almond milk and a little protein powder.” While still in bed she reads a passage from TheDailyLove.com, then from The Bowl of Saki: “It’s like the Sufi Daily Word.”
Then it’s a workout, followed by either travel or doing “five or six” calls with her network heads, or both, and, she says, sighing, “trying to work out how social media will fit in there.” (Winfrey is also working on getting seven graduates of her girls’ school in South Africa settled in American colleges.)
She doesn’t catch up with famed best friend Gayle King as regularly these days, given that King, a cohost of CBS This Morning, needs to be asleep nightly by 8:30. “I was on the phone with Gayle the other night,” Winfrey recalls. “She asked me a question, and then it was…snore!” She howls with laughter.