It’s no big shock that Oprah is one of the highest paid women in the world, but it feels so darn good to see a black woman on the cover of Forbes.
Oprah is the center star of this month’s Forbes “126 Billion Cover.” She shares the space with Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, but her presence in the eggplant dress standing above the two seated men is one of dominance.
Back in June, Forbes hosted the first ever Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy that brought together 161 billionaires and near-billionaires who want to solve the world’s problems. That is a whole lot of money in one room.
During a break, photographer Michael Prince snapped photos of Oprah, Warren and Bill that would serve as this month’s cover.
Out of the 161 attendees, 12 were selected to pose in the Trustees Room at the New York Public Library, and get this; the net worth in the room was $126 billion! That is only 12 of the 161 people who were in attendance.
Check out Oprah, Bill and Warren on the cover of Forbes’ 400 issue to find out who the 400 wealthiest Americans are.