10 Rules Oprah’s Staff Must Follow

Oprah Winfrey is a talk-show legend who hosted her successful self-named “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from 1986-2011. Her goal with the show was to address issues that affected people on a large scale. Since then,

Oprah has co-founded Oxygen, Harpo Productions, a film and video company, and launched OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network).

With an amassed worth of over $3.5 billion, it must take a lot of organization and foresight to keep her ventures running smoothly.

Here are 10 strict rules Oprah’s staff must follow to be part of her team.

1. Sign an airtight non-disclosure agreement.

Oprah likes to keep her private life private. People who work for her are privy to details of the mega-mogul’s life that the general public would never know.

To keep her closest secrets confidential, Oprah has one of the best publicity and legal teams in the business. Not surprisingly, while most NDAs are for a limited time, her staff must sign lifetime agreements.

In 2000, Oprah defended the restrictive gag order for employees saying, “I have to function in an environment where I feel I could trust my employees.”

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2. Security is a top priority. Only the best need apply.

Oprah takes the security of her studio seriously. She is well aware that anyone can be the victim of a criminal with bad intentions. Her security needs to be the best of the best.


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