This Is How Oprah Winfrey Made $12 Million After Tweeting About Bread

That's the power of Oprah. And carbs.

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Oprah Winfrey revealed in a tweet on Tuesday that bread has been part of her Weight Watchers program, which she joined in October. She's lost 26 pounds, looks fantastic, and, it turns out, can pocket a whole lot of cash monies with one single tweet. This tweet:

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USA Today reports that after the Queen of Television shared her "Eat bread. Lose weight" tweet, Weight Watchers shares shot up and closed at $13.29 a piece (a difference of more than 20 percent). Now, some math: Oprah owns 6.4 million shares (or 10 percent of the Weight Watchers stock), which means her bread tweet earned her $12.5 million dollars. USA Today also notes that Oprah has a 3.5 million stock option with the company, which means she actually made a total of $19.2 million yesterday. $19.2 million! 

BRB, going to stare at my sad PB&J sandwich to see if any money (in any currency, really) will appear out of thin air.

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