Lifestyle Oprah to buy 10-percent stake in Weight Watchers, join board Oprah Winfrey will buy a 10-percent stake in Weight Watchers, the company announced Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevork Djansezian By JAMIE REYSEN email@example.com October 19, 2015 7:27 AM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Oprah Winfrey is about to become a stakeholder at Weight Watchers. The company announced Monday that the longtime talk show host will buy a 10-percent stake in Weight Watchers and will have the option to buy another 5 percent of the fully diluted shares. She will also join the company's board. "Weight Watchers has given me the tools to begin to make the lasting shift that I and so many of us who are struggling with weight have longed for," Winfrey said in a statement. "I believe in the program so much I decided to invest in the company and partner in its evolution." Weight Watchers posted on Facebook, "We are thrilled to count one of the world's most inspiring women among our #WWFamily and are so excited for what the future holds! 'O' it's an exciting day!" By JAMIE REYSEN firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.