Losing $400 million can't be among her favorite things.
TV talk queen Oprah Winfrey's net worth is estimated at $2.3 billion, down $400 million from last year, according to Forbes magazine's 2009 list of the 400 richest Americans released this week.
Oprah is No. 141 on the list, up from No. 155 in 2008.
She was among 314 of those listed to see their net worth drop in the last year.
Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates keeps his spot at the top. This year, he's worth $50 billion, down by about $7 billion.
His buddy, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren Buffett, stays in second. He's at $40 billion, down 20 percent from his 2008 listing.
Cheryl V. Jackson