Howard Stern criticizes Oprah Winfrey for ‘showing off’ her lavish lifestyle on Instagram

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Howard Stern called out Oprah Winfrey for showing off her lavish lifestyle on social media.

The controversial radio host, 68, spoke about how the media mogul, 68, ‘loves showing off’ her wealth and is ‘not embarrassed by’ it during The Howard Stern Show on Monday.

‘It’s f****** mind-blowing when you follow her on Instagram,’ he told his co-host Robin Quivers, 70, before adding, ‘You gotta be a little self-aware and know that there are people struggling out there.’ 

Not comfortable: He said Oprah 'knows' how to be rich and 'likes' to show it off, adding, 'Which is something I'm not comfortable with'; Pictured 2022

Showing off: Howard Stern called out Oprah Winfrey for showing off her lavish lifestyle on social media during The Howard Stern Show on Monday; (L) Stern pictured 2019, (R) Oprah pictured 2022

‘Oprah’s not embarrassed by her wealth at all,’ he said. Stern also stated that when you follow the famed talk show host on Instagram you ‘see her estates, her gardens, the people who service her.’ 

‘Service her? She’s not a car,’ Robin admonished him. 

‘Well, she kind of is. She’s got servants and like people cooking and it’s f****** wild.’

Stern continued his critique, adding that Oprah ‘knows’ how to be rich and ‘likes’ to show it off. 

Not embarrassed: The controversial radio host, 68, spoke about how the media mogul, 68, 'loves showing off' her wealth, estates, and gardens and is 'not embarrassed by' it

Not embarrassed: The controversial radio host, 68, spoke about how the media mogul, 68, ‘loves showing off’ her wealth, estates, and gardens and is ‘not embarrassed by’ it

Living lavish! 'It's f****** mind-blowing you when you follow her on Instagram,' he said, before adding, 'You gotta be a little self-aware and know that there are people struggling out there'

Living lavish! ‘It’s f****** mind-blowing you when you follow her on Instagram,’ he said, before adding, ‘You gotta be a little self-aware and know that there are people struggling out there’

‘Which is something I’m not comfortable with,’ he added. ‘I don’t think that people should show off their wealth.’

Robin rebutted his statement, ‘Oprah’s just showing you her life. She’s not showing off.’

However, the self-branded King of All Media didn’t see it that way, and said her posts lacked self-awareness. 

‘You gotta be a little self-aware and know that there are people struggling out there, Robin. You got to. You gotta kind of think about people who don’t have — to eat. You know what I’m saying? I mean, come on. You gotta be a little bit aware of this.’ 

Robin once again challenged his statement: ‘Well, if you don’t show your wealth, are they getting fed?’

Wild: 'She's got servants and like people cooking and it's f****** wild,' he said of her social media content, adding, 'I don't think that people should show off their wealth'

Wild: ‘She’s got servants and like people cooking and it’s f****** wild,’ he said of her social media content, adding, ‘I don’t think that people should show off their wealth’

‘No, they are not. But I make a good living, and I’m having trouble watching Oprah. I go, wow. Look what’s going on over there? Her estate is unbelievable. When she goes shopping, she goes shopping in her backyard cause everything is growing back there. There’s a farm back there,’ he said of her extensive garden which is frequently featured on her Instagram.

However, Stern did praise Oprah for her charitable work with The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – her South African school – and the fact that she invited the students to her house on each Thanksgiving. 

‘Every Thanksgiving she welcomes the African gals at her boarding school in Africa for girls — I guess whose parents abandon them. And she takes them in and they call her like “Mama”… and all the African women come up to her estate and they start singing.’ 

Jealous? 'I make a good living, and I¿m having trouble watching Oprah. I go, wow. Look what¿s going on over there? Her estate is unbelievable. When she goes shopping, she goes shopping in her backyard cause everything is growing back there. There¿s a farm back there,' he added

Jealous? ‘I make a good living, and I’m having trouble watching Oprah. I go, wow. Look what’s going on over there? Her estate is unbelievable. When she goes shopping, she goes shopping in her backyard cause everything is growing back there. There’s a farm back there,’ he added

‘I think [the girls] believe Oprah’s God because she gives them an education. She gives them meals, don’t ask. They love her. And it’s impressive. I gotta be honest. I mean, it’s real charity work.’ 

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls was established in January 2007, with Oprah investing $40 million into the school, which features state-of-the-art classrooms, computer and science laboratories, a theatre and more.

The school has a current enrollment of 450 pupils.

Winfrey has a net worth of $2.5 billion – from her talk show, TV shows and brand deals – according to Forbes

Oprah – dubbed the Queen of All Media by fans – began working in media at 17-years-old until she became the host of the iconic Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986. 

Positive note: Stern did praise Oprah for her South African school, and the fact that she invited the students to her house on each Thanksgiving, calling it 'real charity work'; Pictured with one of her students in 2017

Positive note: Stern did praise Oprah for her South African school, and the fact that she invited the students to her house on each Thanksgiving, calling it ‘real charity work’; Pictured with one of her students in 2017

She rose to millionaire status in 1989, and reached billionaire level by 2000, making her the first black female billionaire. 

One of the richest self-made women in America, Winfrey reportedly makes $300 million per year, and owns $200 million worth of real estate.

The OWN network founder’s main residence is her 66-acre property in Montecito, with a 23,000-square-foot neo-Georgian mansion. 

She also owns numerous other homes, including a $30+ million compound she bought in 2012 from Michael Douglas’ ex-wife Diandra Luker.

Earlier this year Jennifer Aniston purchased Oprah’s stunning four-bedroom farmhouse in Montecito for $14.8 million, after Oprah originally bought it in early 2021 for $10.5 million. 

Billionaire: Winfrey has a net worth of $2.5 billion according to Forbes, $200 million worth of real estate, and is one of the richest self-made women in America; Pictured 2022

Billionaire: Winfrey has a net worth of $2.5 billion according to Forbes, $200 million worth of real estate, and is one of the richest self-made women in America; Pictured 2022

Since her talk show she has branched out into various other endeavors. In 1986 she founded Harpo Productions and in 2011 she launched cable channel OWN. Her 25.5% stake in the network is reportedly worth more than $65 million.

She also bought a 7% stake in Weight Watchers, of which she is a brand ambassador. 

In 1998, Winfrey created the Oprah’s Angel Network, a charity supporting nonprofit organizations around the world, and covered all administrative costs of the operation so that 100% of the funds would go to charity programs. 

She has also given over 400 scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 2013, she donated $12 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Meanwhile Stern – who’s the world’s highest-paid radio host and boasts an eight-figure annual contract with SiriusXM – has a net worth of $85M. 



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