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Oprah's Wide Reach

  1. Oprah's Circle of Influence
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    Oprah's Circle of Influence

    After a quarter century of appearing daily on broadcast television, the Queen of Talk's influence remains unparalleled. And it ranges far and wide. From politics to products, a mention from Oprah can give a growing trend a nudge or start a new one
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  2. Angels
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    Angels

    Oprah fans donated more than $80 million to Oprah’s Angel Network, a grant-making nonprofit
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  3. Magazine
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    Magazine

    O, The Oprah Magazine had a hefty 905 pages of advertising in its first six issues in 2000-2001
  4. Spanx
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    Spanx

    The young company sold 50,000 pairs of footless pantyhose in three months after getting the Oprah nod in 2000
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  5. Media
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    Media

    Oprah accounted for almost half of King World’s $210 million in 1999 revenue
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  6. Theater
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    Theater

    Oprah’s production of The Color Purple musical grossed over $100 million during its two-year run on Broadway
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  7. Books
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    Books

    Oprah’s Book Club picks averaged more than a million copies each from 1996 to 2002
  8. Tom Cruise
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    Tom Cruise

    Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone said Cruise’s couch-jumping cost Mission: Impossible III $100 million in lost revenue
  9. Cupcakes
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    Cupcakes

    After Oprah mentioned Sprinkles Cupcakes on her show, sales jumped 50 percent, to 1,500 ­cupcakes a day
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  10. KFC
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    KFC

    When Oprah and KFC offered free grilled chicken meals, customers downloaded 10.2 million coupons, overwhelming local stores
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  11. Tech
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    Tech

    Pre-orders for Microsoft Kinect jumped 42 percent on Amazon.com after Oprah demoed the video game system
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  12. Beef
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    Beef

    The day after Oprah’s show about mad cow disease, cattle futures fell 10 percent
  13. Hometown
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    Hometown

    Jerry Roper, head of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, said the end of Oprah’s show will cost the city “tens of millions, every year”
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  14. Obama
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    Obama

    Oprah’s stumping for Obama gained him 1 million votes, according to a study by professors at the University of Maryland
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  15. Twitter
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    Twitter

    Twitter’s share of U.S. Web traffic jumped 24 percent the day Oprah tweeted live on air
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  16. Safety
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    Safety

    More than 420,000 people have signed Oprah’s pledge to stop distracted driving
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