Is media mogul Oprah Winfrey really planning on making Hawaii her home? That’s what several websites have been saying. Oprah joked about starting an organic farm on Maui if her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) doesn’t do well.Oprah gets a similarly stunning view of upcountry Maui and even a few roaming horse of her own.
She already owns hundreds of acres of land on the Valley Isle in Kula and Hana. In fact, the 1,000-acre Upcountry Kula property boasts a small, exclusive 12-room bed and breakfast in what used to be a tiny gray ranch. She transformed it into a multi-million-dollar farmhouse and used the rolling hills and galloping horses as inspiration for the interior design. Not to mention the custom-made furniture pieces Oprah and her personal designer incorporated into the home’s feng shui; like, say, curtains embroidered in India…that were made specifically for the living room! I’ll have to admit I’m a little jealous, just a little.
And as if that’s not extravagant enough, the former actor who became famous for her Oprah Winfrey Show had a four-mile road constructed to go directly to her Kula home. Some of the locals aren’t too thrilled about it, especially since they’ve been waiting for a road like this for years to help alleviate traffic in Central Maui and now can’t even use it. Turns out, it’s a private roadway that will not be open to the public.
I’m guessing that if you had a $2.7 billion value to your name, like Forbes says Oprah has, then you can do whatever you please. I wouldn’t be surprised if she named a couple of buildings on Maui after herself or maybe even a theme park. Can you tell I’m a bit jealous? Heck, she can go from being one of the most famous talk show hosts in history to an organic farmer on Maui if she wants. Well, maybe she won’t be doing the farming, but she sure will be simplifying her life tenfold by just living the laid-back lifestyle of Maui. We’ll see what her next big career move will be; for now, we can only keep watch on her house on the hill.
Posted by: Bruce Fisher on Mar 27, 2012