According to MarketWatch the company’s shares increased more than 16 percent after Oprah posted the video. She owns 6 million shares, or 10 percent of its stock, which made her $12 million. She won’t receive the money until she decides to sell her shares, which probably wont be anytime soon since she is reportedly making plenty of bank.
The video clip is only 30 seconds and she explained her journey with Weight Watchers so far. Oprah stated “This is the joy for me. I love bread! I love bread. I now just manage it,” …….“I have bread every day. That’s the genius of this program! I have lost 26 pounds.”
Oprah became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers last October. Oprah stated “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 when she first became the spokesperson, she also added “I believe in the program so much, I decided to invest in the company and partner in its evolution.”
Previous celebrities that worked with Weight Watchers include Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Hudson, and Sarah Ferguson. Weight Watchers and Oprah obviously make a great team!
Written By: Adia Taylor