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10 Products that Oprah Made Popular

The Oprah Winfrey Show airs its final original episode on May 25, 2011. When that happens, it won’t just signal the end of a popular television show. It will signal the end of a venue that has catapulted obscure businesses to unexpected heights and increased sales beyond their owners’ wildest dreams.

It’s known as “The Oprah Effect,” and it’s been known to turn a struggling company into a commercial phenomenon after a single appearance on her show.

Click ahead and see some of the products that were put on the map by “The Oprah Effect.”

By Daniel Bukszpan, Special for CNBC.com
Posted 24 May 2011

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