Oprah Everybody Loves Me!! Even My Competition

10/20/2015 8:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oprah is at the top of the weight loss totem pole, with so much swing even companies in head-to-head competition with Weight Watchers are praising O's latest business move.  

A rep for Nutrisystem tells TMZ, Oprah's $43.2 million Weight Watchers investment helps everybody in the biz, saying, "We have a great amount of respect for Oprah and the spotlight she brings to the industry."

Nutrisystem is confident it'll keep its customers. The rep says, "It's a very large market that requires multiple solutions to meet consumers differing needs and lifestyles."

After O's investment, the WW stock shot up more than $7, making her a cool $45 million ... Nutrisystem saw a slight decline. Still ... no hard feelings.