Who Is Patricia Lofton? Sister Of Oprah Winfrey

by Manisha Tue Sep 12 2023 Updated On Fri Sep 15 2023
Who Is Patricia Lofton? Sister Of Oprah Winfrey

Patricia Lofton is the sister of actress, talk show host, producer, author, and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey

Her parents are the late Vernita Lee and the late Willie Wright. She was born in 1963 in Wisconsin

She has two siblings, Oprah and Patricia Lee. She has two kids.

Patricia Lofton with her mother and sister.
Patricia Lofton with her mother and sister. Source: Pinterest

Is Her Sister Oprah Married?

Oprah is in a relationship with Stedman Graham. Her partner is an educator, businessman, and public speaker

They started dating in 1986 and engaged in 1992 but have not walked down the aisle yet. 

They have been together for almost four decades, and their relationship remains intact. 

She is very private about her personal life and rarely makes public appearances together.

Oprah Winfrey with her partner.
Oprah Winfrey with her partner. Source: Elle


Patricia was born on 26 April 1963, and her current age is 60.

Net Worth

Her sister's net worth is estimated to be $3.5 billion

She has earned this fortune from his career as a media mogul, actor, TV host, producer, author, actor, and businesswoman

Oprah Collaborated With Arthur Brooks On Writing Books

During the pandemic, Oprah contacted Arthur Brooks, known for his lessons on happiness and is a professor at Harvard who teaches about joy to students. 

In an interview, Winfrey said she wanted some motivation to keep herself inspired and hopeful. 

She started reading columns written by Arthur. Then, he reached out to him and called him. 

Arthur said he was shocked that Oprah Winfrey reached out to him. She invited him for dinner. 

She said he was the perfect person as she got to have a conversation with him about life and asked questions to him which have been in her mind in search of happiness and well-being. 

They decided to co-write a book. They teamed up to write a book called Build The Life You Want

Oprah Changed Her Name

Oprah was born in a small town in Mississippi

Her birth name was Orpah Gail Winfrey, but she changed it to Oprah because people used to mispronounce her name, and she is known to the world as Oprah.

Oprah Had A Tough Childhood

When Oprah was born, her mother was an unmarried teenager. Her father left her mother before she was born. 

Her very strict grandmother raised her. She taught her to be disciplined and read before she turned three.

Her mother left her when she was six to find a job, leaving her alone with her grandmother. 

She was bullied at school and sexually abused by family members. 

Oprah Struggled With Her Weight

Oprah has openly talked about body issues and weight from the beginning of her media career. 

She has battled with eating, yo-yo dieting, and depression. Throughout her career, her weight has fluctuated many times. 

She has followed many diet programs over the years to balance her weight. 

In the 90s, she lost a significant amount of weight by following the liquid diet but regained all the weight after she didn’t stick with the diet. 

Then, she realized that diets were not a sustainable solution to her weight issues. 

She has adopted a healthy lifestyle and can balance her weight. 

She advocates for body positivity and motivates women to love their bodies. 

Winfrey Loves Being Inspired By People

Oprah said her favorite thing is to talk to people who inspire her. 

She said she has been talking to all kinds of people over the years who inspired her in Masterclasses.

She said she only talks to people whom she likes to talk to. 

She said everyone should surround themselves with people who motivate them and give them positive energy. 

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