Talk show host Oprah Winfrey, known for regularly gifting valuable goodies to her employees and audience, has gifted every staff member at her 'O' magazine an Apple iPad and 10,000 dollars to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the publication.
Staffers at 'O, The Oprah Magazine' also received a leather case engraved with the their initials. The iPad
retails between 499-829 dollars.
A spokeswoman for O's publisher Hearst said they were "personal gifts to the staff from Oprah to thank them for
their hard work and dedication to the magazine".
All staffers received the gift, regardless of how long they had worked at the magazine. The total number of staff
members who received the gifts was not made immediately available.
Billionaire Winfrey had in 2004 gifted a Pontiac car to every single member of her audience on the 22nd season of
her talk show. She had also doled out all-expenses-paid vacations for her staff to exotic locales like the
Mediterranean and Hawaii.
Winfrey, with a fortune estimated at $2.3 billion, is wrapping up her 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' in 2011 after 25
years to set up her own cable TV network.