How Oprah Winfrey made $12.5 million on a single tweet about bread

Oprah Winfrey American Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is certainlynot short of dough - and now she's managed to make $12.5 million (£8.7 million) from a single tweet about bread.The internationally renowned US TV presenter and ambassador for Weight Watchers saw her 10% stock in the diet firm soar after she posted a 66-character tweet about how to eat bread and still lose weight.Shortly before the 61-year-old posted the tweet to her 31 million followers, stocks in the firm stood at $11.35 a share.By end of trading that day, the shares closed at $13.29. Eat bread. Lose weight. Whaaat #ComeJoinme— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah)January 26, 2016In a 30-second video clip she claims she lost 26lbs by eating bread every day on a Weight Watchers plan,"I don't deny myself,"she tells her fans.When Winfrey announced she was taking a stake in the firm last year, shares jumped more than 100%, making the star $70 million.Forbes ranks Winfrey as the 211th richest person in America.

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