Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres laughing

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The internet loves this clip of Oprah and Ellen laughing about money

Oprah deposited a check for the first time since 1988.


Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 10, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 2:44 pm CDT

Oprah Winfrey worked hard to become a multi-billionaire and owner of a media empire. Now she’s literally laughing all the way to the bank. In a video released Tuesday on The Ellen Show’s YouTube channel, Ellen DeGeneres asks Oprah a few burning questions. One of the questions that DeGeneres asks is, “What is your ATM pin number?”

Oprah responds, “I don’t have one.” Which isn’t surprising. Why would a multi-billionaire need to use an ATM?

Oprah then asks DeGeneres about the last time she went to the bank. DeGeneres can’t remember. “A long, long time ago,” she responds.

Oprah tells DeGeneres she recently went to the bank for the first time since 1988.

“What did you go to the bank for?” DeGeneres asks.

“To deposit a million dollars,” Oprah says matter of factly.

Oprah says she went to the bank “just to do it” and even stood in line.

Just when it seems like the pair are about to switch to another topic, Oprah leans back in her chair and says, “Actually it was $2 million.”

The two burst out laughing. They are successful, self-made women laughing about forgetting a check was for $2 million instead of $1 million. It’s a great moment.

The internet loved the clip between the two women.



Some people were understandably a little jealous about Oprah having a $2 million check just sitting around.

Life goal: Be so successful that you deposit a check for fun.

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*First Published: Oct 10, 2017, 8:35 pm CDT