Hear me out first before you e-cut me! No, Oprah isn’t as overweight as the rest of the people on the list. But on her talk show, Lady O faced and fought her weight during many seasons. It helped her ratings skyrocket. When she would lose weight, viewers knew they could do it too. When she gained it back, viewers knew they weren’t alone in the fight against the fat. So yes, she absolutely used her weight to give her an even bigger boost in her empire (this is not to say that she wouldn’t have the Queendom without it). Oprah just decided within the last year that she wouldn’t worry about her weight anymore. She looks great to me anyway.