Oprah Winfrey, at 64, says She’s the Happiest Person She Knows and Her Greatest Pleasure is Sitting on the Porch of Her $90m California Mansion

Oprah Winfrey is the happiest person she knows.

The 64-year-old media mogul – who has been in a relationship with businessman Stedman Graham, 67, for 32 years – doesn’t think other people have ‘better’ lives than she does and she feels very fortunate.

She said: ‘I don’t know anyone happier. I don’t know anyone who has a better life, or had a better life. I look at other people and I think, they look happy. But not as happy as me.’

Her happy place: And the 64-year-old TV queen said what makes her happiest is being home

Her happy place: And the 64-year-old TV queen said what makes her happiest is being home

A palace for a queen: The star likes nothing more than to sit on the porch of her mansion in Montecito, California

A palace for a queen: The star likes nothing more than to sit on the porch of her mansion in Montecito, California

When she gets down time, Oprah loves nothing more than simply doing ‘nothing’ on her California estate.

Speaking to Vogue magazine, she said: ‘I can go weeks and never turn on a television.

‘I’ve gone a summer not having it on. No, my guilty pleasure is, I do nothing.

‘I live in a very beautiful space that I created, and every time I leave home and I’m driving out the back with the pond and the ducks, and I’m looking at the grass and I see the house on the hill, I have this moment where I think about when Dorothy says in The Wizard of Oz, ‘I learnt I didn’t have to look further than my own back yard.’

A good place to read books: The Illinois native shows off her library earlier

A good place to read books: The Illinois native shows off her library earlier

‘Every time I think of that.’

Her home is a mansion in Montecito, California, which has been valued at $90 million.

‘Most people don’t even know what makes them happy. But I can just sit on my porch and I’ll start reading a book and then realise, OK, I’m not reading any more. I can just take it all in. I can just be.’

Full of color and fun: Here is a sitting room with green plaid on the walls and sofa

Full of color and fun: Here is a sitting room with green plaid on the walls and sofa

Oprah is proud of the fact she ‘never’ took time off sick during her long-running talk show because she didn’t want to let down her audience.

She explained: ‘I never missed a day in 25 years for The Oprah Winfrey Show no matter how sick I was. Not one.

‘Why? Because I would always think about those people coming. You’ve got the whole manicure, pedicure. You’ve got a new dress. You’ve told your neighbours, the people you work with. Then you get there and I’m not there? You would rather see me ill, falling off the chair. That’s the way I saw it.’

SOURCE: Daily Mail – Heidi Parker

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