Oprah Winfrey earns $12.5m from a tweet about bread
How many of you use Twitter? Can you imagine earning $12.5m simply by posting a tweet about eating bread? Apparently, if you’re Oprah Winfrey, this is completely possible. The internationally renowned American TV presenter is certainly not short of dough and her tweet about eating bread means that Oprah has now rolled in another $12.5m (£8.7m). Oprah simply tweeted “Eat bread. Lose weight. Whaaatttt? #ComeJoinMe” followed by a 30 second video clip in which she claims that eating bread helped her to lose weight whilst on a Weight Watchers plan.
You’d think the video would be something revolutionary, but Oprah merely says that she loves bread and has eaten it every single day and, as she was on a Weight Watchers plan, she managed to lose 26lbs. As an ambassador for Weight Watchers, her 10% stock in the company soared as a result of her tweet and, just like that, Oprah was making around $3m per hour after the tweet was posted.
So, if you feel like rising to the challenge of earning a fortune by tweeting about bread, a large share in a big company might be worth investing in first (and it helps if you’re a well-known TV presenter as well!)