Oprah Winfrey Height

"Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe"

~ Oprah Winfrey

The one and only Oprah Winfrey need no introduction. She is a talk show host, television producer, actress, author, philanthropist, and of course the first female black billionaire.

Ms. Winfrey has been called the "Queen of All Media,”. She has been ranked among the greatest Black philanthropists in American history. What is the secret of her success?

It can be said that all Oprah Winfrey became and achieved was due to one thing only -- by doing one thing extremely well -- talking to people.

About Oprah Winfrey's Real Height

Oprah gives the impression of size -- of tallness and wideness. She used to look even bigger in her youth. Now Oprah has claimed to be 5'6" tall many times in the past. Many celebrities aren't honest about their height -- some knowingly and some unknowingly -- perhaps they don't care about their height -- but the funny thing is that they always try to make themselves taller -- never shorter.

But Oprah doesn't seem to belong to people of that group. After looking at Ms. Winfrey and comparing her height to that of Kevin Hart (5'2"), Beyoncé (5'6"), Tom Cruise (5'8"), Brad Pitt (5'11"), and many other celebrities (there seems to be no lack of them with Oprah), we think that she is as tall she claims to be.

Oprah has struggled with her weight throughout her life -- she hates the rigorous workouts she goes through, but she has to do them anyway because she has gone through pretty extreme sizes too -- at her highest, she has weighed 237 lb (107.5 kg), and her lowest (in her younger beauty queen days) 135 lb (61 kg).

Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver, and big Conan O'Brien height comparison
Oprah Winfrey (5'6"), Ellen DeGeneres (5'6" from 5'7½"), Stephen Colbert (5'10½"), Jimmy Kimmel (5'11¼"), Jimmy Fallon (5'11½"), John Oliver (5'11¾"), and big Conan O'Brien (6'4") height comparison

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
France 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"Let excellence be your brand... When you are excellent, you become unforgettable. Doing the right thing, even when nobody knows you're doing the right thing will always bring the right thing to you."

~ Oprah Winfrey