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Oprah Buys Half-Million Dollar Home For Long Lost Sister

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger

Oprah Winfrey built a billion-dollar empire, in part, with generous surprises for her guests. She had another surprise this week for the one guest over her decades-long career in day time talk that made a lasting impression, her half-sister Patricia Lofton.

The talk show legend bought Lofton a home worth nearly a half a million dollars, according to a report on eurweb.com. The house is said to be a four-bedroom, three-bath house in Wisconsin.

Winfrey met her half-sister, who shares the same mother with Winfrey, on her talk show in 2011. Winfrey’s mother Vernita, had given up Lofton, 60, who spent years in foster homes before being adopted at the age of seven.

Winfrey revealed on her show that DNA proved the two women were sisters. Winfrey provided an income for Lofton at that time, according to various reports. Now she has stepped up the generosity with the house purchase.

Among the most popular of Winfrey’s shows each year was one which was held during the Christmas season when the talk show host would talk about her “favorite things.” Those in the audience would go home with a full compliment of those things Winfrey liked.

Winfrey has donated millions of dollars to numerous charities and organizations, including two charitable foundations she established, The Oprah Winfrey Foundation and The Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation.

The star who is well known for her generous giving drew criticism from some circles in 2010 when she refused to take the pledge begun by fellow billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, for the wealthiest Americans to give away half of their wealth.

Source: eurweb

Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates www.criminalu.co, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at Andrew.Bolsinger@gmail.com