264. Oprah Winfrey
$3 billion self-made score: ) source: Media age: 63 residence: Montecito, calif. B.s., Tennessee state ’87 Winfrey attended 9 college graduations this year—giving the commencement address at 3—to support the 2017 graduates who attended her leadership academy for Girls in south africa. she opened the academy in 2007 as a boarding school for poor south africans. the spotlight around oprah, one of the most popular daytime-tv hosts ever, never fades: she joined 60 Minutes this fall and will appear in a new film, A Wrinkle in Time, next spring.