Oprah Winfrey buys father’s barber shop
By Tribute News on July 4, 2012 | Leave a Comment
Oprah Winfrey has purchased her father Vernon's barbershop out of foreclosure. The media mogul's parent had the men's hair salon in Nashville, Tennessee, and his wife - Oprah's stepmother - is apparently angry about her buying it. Barbara Winfrey told NBC station television station WSMV-TV: "I know what is going on. I'm tired of it, and I've had enough." Vernon has run a barbershop for 50 years and it is considered a fixture in his community. A year ago, he and Barbara bought a new building, refurbished it and moved the business into it. However, Barbara revealed that they owed the bank $481,000 and that the business was only worth $350,000 before the bank auctioned it off. Oprah was the highest bidder and completed the sale for $475,000. In a statement to MSMV, Oprah's spokeswoman confirmed the purchase. The representative said: "[Vernon] will continue to manage the business of a day to day basis." Barbara claimed that 80-year-old Vernon is taking bad advice from people, without naming her stepdaughter, Oprah. Vernon filed for divorce from Barbara on Tuesday (03.07.12).