Billionaire talk-show host Oprah Winfrey has thrown her full financial weight behind Democrat Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential bid. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Oprah held a star-studded fund-raiser for Obama at her Montecito estate last weekend.
“I haven’t been actively engaged before because there hasn’t been anything to be actively engaged in. But I am engaged now to make Barack Obama the next president of the
Celebrities in attendance included: Sydney Poitier, Bill Russell, Forrest Whitaker, Cindy Crawford, and Babyface. Stevie Wonder supplied entertainment for the night, performing hits from his 70’s and 80’s catalog.
The $2300-per-ticket event helped raise $3 million for Senator Obama’s campaign.