Damn... now that's star power. Maybe I gotta' agree with CareyCarey on this one - Oprah is indeed the baddest bitch on the planet.
Even the NBA had to yield to her influence in scheduling for the Bulls-Heat playoff series.
The Oprah show is the biggest lead-in for local news programming nationwide.
Her exit creates a void which has news anchors Katie Curic and Anderson Cooper leaving their current jobs in the hope of capturing some of Oprah's Oprahless audience.
Barack Obama received a jump of 358% in Internet searches after first appearing on her show.
(Oprah is credited with influencing one million people to vote for Barack Obama.)
Her 70 book club picks have sold over 55 million copies to date.
Viewers have donated over $80,000,000.00 to her Angel Network charity.
Her departure is expected to cost the Chicagoland area more than $10,000,000.00 a year.
I'm no Oprah fan (My guilty pleasure is TMZ) but I gotta' give it up to the girl.