Oprah Winfrey is coming to your city. And your city. And your city. And in doing so, she’s about to clean up.
Winfrey is embarking on an eight-city arena tour called “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,” which is being billed as a real-life reinterpretation of her original Chicago talk show. Each tour stop will last two days, during which Oprah will share her personal success story and interview self-help gurus such as Rob Bell and Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert. Events will take place at huge, 18,000-seat arenas, and ticket prices range from $99 to $999, which means Oprah can expect to make an estimated $1.8 million to $18 million per city. Not all of that money will go directly to her, of course, but she will get a lot of it; the events are a partnership between her Harpo Studios, her O magazine, her OWN cable network, and William Morris Endeavor (WME).