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Oprah Winfrey turns 60 today, and it seems she'll happily spend her birthday someplace warm.

The media mogul and former talk show host, known for Chicago-based "Oprah" show, is taking yet another step to reduce her footprint in the Windy City. She recently listed the nearly 10,000-square-foot condo she called home for $7.75 million.

Oprah has been selling off her Chicago real estate investments in chunks since moving herself and her production company to California in 2011. In 2012, she sold her 4,600-square-foot Chicago co-op (for a $3 million loss). She is also apparently looking at options for her Harpo facility on Chicago's west side.

As for her currently-listed condo in Water Tower Place in Chicago, Oprah actually created the home by combining four units on the 56th and 57th floors of the building. The home includes four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two kitchens.

There are no photos of the interior, but a floor plan reveals its impressive size.

For now, the talk show queen allegedly splits her time between her "Promised Land" home in California and her farmhouse in Hawaii (where FLOTUS Michelle Obama recently celebrated her 50th birthday).

She'll be investing a sizable chunk of time and money remodeling her behemoth, 23,000-square-foot home in Montecito, Calif. In preparation, she held an epic auction of her personal belongings for charity last year.

Ilyce Glink is an award-winning, nationally syndicated real estate columnist, blogger and radio talk show host, and managing editor of the Equifax Finance Blog. Follow her on Twitter @Glink.



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