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Oprah Winfrey Shocked After Fan Says $100 Is A Lot To Spend On A Christmas Gift

Oprah Winfrey was asked about Christmas gift inspiration by a fan and was shocked when told that $100 was a lot to spend on a gift.

The fan told the talk show host, 68, who is worth $2.5 billion, that his mother wasn’t doing well and he wanted something to cheer her up over the festive season.

She replied: ‘A wonderful thing is that jewelry box I had in Favorite Things. A beautiful red jewelry box with a small…’

However, the boy intervened and said, ‘This is too expensive for me’.

Shocked: Oprah Winfrey – worth $2.5 billion – left speechless when a fan told her $100 is a lot to spend on a Christmas present in a new viral video

The talk show host was visibly taken aback by her response, assuring her that it’s “like $100.”

However, he said it required a smaller budget and a more sentimental gift, meaning she had to think of an alternative on the spot.

Oprah responded, ‘You make a list of your top ten reasons why you love her, and you make a beautiful card, and it’s your top ten.’

The now-viral clip, which has amassed over 859,000 views on TikTok, has left social media users divided.

Gift: The fan told Oprah he wanted something to cheer his mom up over the festive season, so she suggested a jewelry box which he said was too expensive

Surprise: The talk show host was visibly surprised by her response, assuring her it's 'like $100'

Gift: The fan told Oprah he wanted something to cheer his mom up over the festive season, so she suggested a jewelry box which he said was too expensive

Some were angered by the clip, including one person who hinted that Oprah was out of touch, writing: “She said ‘oh poor thing? I have a better gift for you’.

Another agreed, writing: ‘A billionaire doesn’t understand what it’s like for the rest of us.’

Meanwhile, a third person said: ‘She was SHOCKED that $100 was way too expensive. “Do they make things that cost less than $100?”

Alternative: He said he wanted a smaller budget and a more sentimental gift, which meant she had to think of an alternative on the spot.

Sentimental: Oprah replied: 'You make a list of your top ten reasons why you love her' and suggested a card

Alternative: He said he wanted a smaller budget and a more sentimental gift, which meant she had to think of an alternative on the spot.

Out of touch: The now-viral clip, which has amassed over 859,000 views on TikTok, has social media users divided

Out of touch: The now-viral clip, which has amassed over 859,000 views on TikTok, has social media users divided

However, others were more supportive of Oprah and how she approached the situation.

One person wrote: ‘I think Oprah handled it and responded really well.’

Another added: ‘Your second suggestion was incredibly thoughtful.’

Meanwhile, a third person said: ‘Bless your heart. she was trying to help. I love both of her suggestions.

“There was no judgment in his tone or reaction. I love her sentimental gift idea.’

Support: However, others were more supportive of Oprah and how she addressed the situation

Support: However, others were more supportive of Oprah and how she addressed the situation

Last week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed they had invited Oprah Winfrey to join them for tea at their Kensington Palace home – and the TV mogul was taken aback by the ‘small’ size of the residence.

Speaking in episode five of their bombshell Netflix docuseries, the Sussexes opened up about their life at Nottingham Cottage, where they lived in the months after their wedding in May 2018 – insisting that although the house was ‘on palace grounds’, they didn’t they were by no means ‘living in a palace’ as many have assumed.

According to Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, their feelings about the ‘little’ house were cemented when Oprah, 68, joined them ‘for tea’ – with the duke revealing that the TV presenter exclaimed: ‘No one would believe! ‘ when she saw the property herself.

Wow!  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke about their life in their 'little' country house at Kensington Palace in the final episodes of their Netflix series and said Oprah couldn't believe the size

Wow! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke about their life in their ‘little’ country house at Kensington Palace in the final episodes of their Netflix series and said Oprah couldn’t believe the size

Different world: They revealed that Oprah (seen in a 2012 interview with Simon Cowell) was blown away by the sheer size of the cottage, telling the pair, 'Nobody would ever believe it!'

Different world: They revealed that Oprah (seen in a 2012 interview with Simon Cowell) was blown away by the sheer size of the cottage, telling the pair, ‘Nobody would ever believe it!’

This comes after Oprah’s lavish lifestyle was revealed. Oprah is one of America’s richest self-made women and reportedly earns $300 million a year owning $127 million in real estate.

A recent post showed Oprah and her Thanksgiving guests seated around a stunning 18-person table in the dining room of her 23,000-square-foot California mansion, which was filled to the brim with flowers and decadent candles.

Other posts show Oprah sipping wine on her expansive porch, watching movies in her home theater and getting her nails done.

One video even shows her sorting through her piles of designer clothes in a huge walk-in closet, while others give her followers a glimpse into her extravagant abode.

Lavish: A recent post showed her and her Thanksgiving guests sitting around a stunning 18-person table in the dining room of her 23,000-square-foot California mansion

Lavish: A recent post showed her and her Thanksgiving guests sitting around a stunning 18-person table in the dining room of her 23,000-square-foot California mansion

Its main base is a sprawling Georgian mansion in Montecito – which is just steps away from the $14.65 million home where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live with their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

She first purchased the luxurious home in 2001 for $52 million, and over the years she has continued to expand the property by purchasing many of the surrounding properties.

She now owns 80 acres in the area – estimated to be worth around $90 million – and has dubbed the property The Promised Land.

Oprah also shelled out millions more to redesign the stunning home in 2010, after admitting the ‘great’ house didn’t look ‘true to itself’.

The TV personality also owns two vacation homes - a beachfront home in Maui, Hawaii (Visa) which sits on a stunning 163 acres of land and a mansion in Telluride, Colorado

The TV personality also owns two vacation homes – a beachfront home in Maui, Hawaii (Visa) which sits on a stunning 163 acres of land and a mansion in Telluride, Colorado

She added that while it was “perfect as a picture” it was “somewhat impersonal” and enlisted designer Rose Tarlow to help.

She had a fountain “the size of a pond,” which “shoots water to the sky,” added to her backyard and planted a forest of “ripe oaks,” according to Vogue.

She also built an entire second house “for the sole purpose of reading the New York Times in the morning while having her tea” – an open-air stone structure she calls her “tea house”.

The mansion also features six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, large dining room, and multiple living spaces.

Perks: Another image shared in October featured Oprah posing with her personal hairstylist, Nicole Mangrum

Perks: Another image shared in October featured Oprah posing with her personal hairstylist, Nicole Mangrum

Another image shared by Oprah in October showed her posing with her personal hairstylist, Nicole Mangrum – who she called “holy” while crediting her with making her hair “strong, resilient and purposeful”.

And in the caption of a snapshot posted in January, the 68-year-old shared a tribute to private chef Zairah Mae Molina, who had made a “delicious pineapple and coconut drenched cake” for her birthday. In the past, she has shared several other videos of personal chefs preparing food for her at her home.

In addition to having her own employees, another perk of being Oprah Winfrey is that she can go on luxury vacations whenever she wants, thanks to the $75 million private jet she bought in 2015.

She previously revealed that she decided to buy the Gulfstream G650 after being approached by a fan at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport who asked her for a hug.

Holidays: In addition to having her own employees, another perk of being Oprah Winfrey is that she can travel on luxury vacations whenever she wants thanks to the $75 million private jet she bought in 2015

Holidays: In addition to having her own employees, another perk of being Oprah Winfrey is that she can travel on luxury vacations whenever she wants thanks to the $75 million private jet she bought in 2015

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