Winfrey’s $10,000 thank you to magazine staff

The talk show host oversees the successful O magazine and as a thank you to everyone working for her, she’s lavished them with gifts.

A spokesperson for Winfrey says, “As a thank you for their hard work and dedication, Oprah Winfrey surprised the staff of O, The Oprah Magazine, with an Apple iPad and a cheque for $10,000, to commemorate the magazine’s 10th anniversary.”

And the media mogul isn’t the only star showing off her generosity – Simon Cowell is said to have marked his departure from American Idol last month (May10) by handing out designer baggage and $750 (£500) in cash to employees.

A source tells Britain’s Daily Star, “The men got expensive wallets, the women got designer handbags. And tucked inside was £500. He wanted them to know he has valued their contributions.”