Winfrey’s $10,000 Thank You To Magazine Staff

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June 17, 2010 | 7:45am EST

TV titan Oprah Winfrey has shown her gratitude to staff working on her magazine by handing each employee an iPad and $10,000 to mark the publication’s 10th anniversary.
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 by handing out designer baggage and $750 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.”