Oprah Winfrey Has Signed A $1 Billion Deal With Apple
Oprah Winfrey is taking her talents outside of her OWN Network. According to The Guardian, the media mogul has signed a multi-year $1 billion deal with Apple to create original programming.
“Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world,” Apple said in a statement. “Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple.”
Apple nor Winfrey have not disclosed any details about the deal. However, while under her contract her OWN network, the 64-year-old can only make limited appearances on other networks. The Big O is expected to appear as an on-screen interviewer and host. Financial details of the deal are also unknown.
Netflix, Apple and Amazon have been racing against each other to lock in high-profile celebs for multi-million dollar deals. A few weeks ago, Netflix signed a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to star in and produce original content.