Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is planning a tour to help you with your life.
The Oprah Winfrey experience is coming to an arena near you.
Starting in September, Winfrey will set out on an eight-city Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend tour. The plan: pack 18,000-seat arenas for a two-day experience featuring a keynote by Winfrey, who will share her personal story and advice on Friday night, and group activities and speakers picked by her on Saturday. Among those signed to participate: Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, pastor Rob Bell, OWN star Iyanla Vanzant and, in certain cities, guru Deepak Chopra.
It’s all about helping you live the life you want:
Winfrey tells THR a domestic tour has been atop her “bucket list” since she finished a speaking circuit in Canada in early 2013. Although Life You Want will be much larger in scale, her message remains the same. “It’s about living the life you want, because a great percentage of the population is living a life that their mother wanted, that their husband wanted, that they thought or heard they wanted,” says Winfrey, adding that she will use the platform to push themes of “empowerment, resilience and authenticity.”
Tickets begin at $99 and a VIP “Meet and Greet” will cost you $999. Oprah says that this has been on her “bucket list” for some time, but it appears to represent one more avenue to extract capital from her addle-brained fans.
Life You Want is being staged in partnership with Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, cable network OWN and her agency, WME, which recently launched a live events division. (The latter, a way to capitalize on another potential revenue stream in a fractured media environment, also is behind other events, including Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski’s Thrive: A Third Metric Live and Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Fun Fearless Career Weekend.) Toyota and Olay will serve as sponsors. Although the different Winfrey media outlets likely will use tour content, fellow OWN president Erik Logan says they haven’t yet determined how.
This is precisely what makes liberals, especially wealthy liberals, so loathsome. A billionaire does not need any more money. A billionaire can afford to offer you advice for free. What Winfrey is doing is so typical of hypocritical liberals. This is all about helping you- for a chunk of change. Where’s the “spreading it around” that liberals and her buddy Obama are always blathering about? The bottom line is always the same. It’s about spreading YOUR money around and not theirs.
If you have $1000 to squander on meeting Oprah, then you already have the life you want.