Oprah Winfrey is 60! One of the most successful people and powerful celebrities alive turned the big 6-0 on Jan. 29, but what will the woman who is estimated to be worth $2.9 billion do to celebrate another decade?
Winfrey has quite the birthday bash when she turned 50, celebrating live on her television show The Oprah Winfrey Show. The live show included stars like Tia Turner, Stevie Wonder and John Travolta and even Jay Leno, who brought with him a 400 pound banana cake! The birthday woman also had her very own private birthday party with more stars including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Tom Hanks. So how will the talk show host top that for her 60th birthday?
Well, Winfrey said she was planning an even bigger party for this year, one she promised would be "the biggest blowout party I can dream of." We were left wondering if it was going to be ever bigger than Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party at the White House! But the party plans wound up getting a little too out of control. When the guest list grew too large, Winfrey decided to just cancel it all together.
"As you know, she canceled the big party," Winfrey's best friend Gayle King said. "She decided, 'I don't know what I want to do, but I know I don't want to do that.'" What a bummer — we're sure it would have been quite the extravaganza!
Instead, the birthday girl celebrated her birthday a tad early by attending a SoulCycle class. "I just had the best birthday experience ever at SoulCycle," Winfrey said in a video she posted on her Instagram account after she finished the workout.
King joked that her BFF loved the class so much that she is now converted. "She was raving about the instructor," King said. "She was like, the instructor took her to church at one point." Winfrey described her introduction to the new exercising habit as a "spiritual moment."
But Winfrey was not alone in the class. To celebrate the TV legend's birthday, 55 friends attended the aerobics class wearing blue T-shirts that said "Happy Birthday Oprah." The instructor even included some of Oprah's favorite songs during the intense workout.
The billionaire may not be doing a huge blowout party, but she seems to be having a ton of fun still! But what does a close friend of Winfrey, a woman who has everything at her fingertips, buy her for her birthday? "It's not like Oprah needs anything," King said. "But she loves all things books and she loves all things her dogs and she's a fan of cashmere. She has everything, but I don't care who you are, everybody likes a present."