Oprah Winfrey is one of the wealthiest people in entertainment, with a net worth of US$3 billion in 2024.

Winfrey is a well-known media mogul with a vast property portfolio and successful investments. She is a household name in the US and many other countries.

But we don’t know much about her love life. Winfrey rarely talks about her partner, Stedman Graham. Graham has seen his girlfriend become a mega-celebrity.

What does Oprah Winfrey’s partner, Stedman Graham, do?

Graham is an author and speaker, business adviser, and chairman and CEO of S. Graham and Associates. The New Jersey native has worked on leadership programs around the world.

Graham has one child, Wendy, from his previous marriage to Glenda. Wendy married engineer Bradley Kerwin Greene in 2015.

Vanity Fair says Winfrey, 70, and her then-boyfriend met in 1986 at a charity event and have been together ever since. 

In a 1992 interview with People, Winfrey said her producers were skeptical of her new beau, a tall former athlete and occasional model.

Winfrey never married or had kids, but they were engaged. In her O, The Oprah Magazine column, she wrote about her doubts after saying yes to his proposal.

“I didn’t want to get married.” “I wanted to be asked,” she added. “I wanted to know he thought I was worthy of being his wife, but I didn’t want the work that marriage requires.” “My life with the show was my top priority.” She called their relationship a “spiritual partnership.”

In another interview, she talked about having kids. “At one point in Chicago, I bought an apartment because I thought I’d need room for children if we got married,” Winfrey told People.

She said, “I can’t compartmentalize the way other women do.” I have always respected women who stay home with their kids. How do you do that all day? “Women don’t get the credit they deserve.”

Winfrey is now a national maternal figure. “I have no regrets.” “I don’t regret it because I got to do it my way: the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa,” she added. “Those girls fill that maternal role I might have had. “They’re like my daughters.”