Oatly raises $200m from celebrity backers including Oprah and Jay-Z

The firm on Tuesday said a group including investment giant Blackstone Group and celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z and Natalie Portman bought a stake in the company for $200m (£160m).

The move is a sign of growing interest in milk made with plant alternatives.

Oatly said the money would be used to expand and build new production plants.

Founded in the 1990s, Oatly entered the US market four years ago and the product proved so popular it created shortages.

Oprah Congratulates Miss Universe 2019—and Celebrates Her Message for Young Women

As her new fans took to social media to congratulate the winner and share videos, it was clear that Tunzi's answer to the final question in the competition is what struck a particular chord around the world—including with our very own Oprah.

In response to host Steve Harvey asking: "What is the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today?" Tunzi responded: "Leadership." She then received deafening applause from the live audience as she specifically called out how society has historically labeled young girls and women.

Oprah not interested in presidential bid

She had been widely touted as a future Democratic contender for the 2020 elections after a rousing speech at the Golden Globes earlier this month.

But she told InStyle "I've always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not.

"And so it's not something that interests me."

She gave the interview three weeks before picking up the Cecil B DeMille award for outstanding contribution to entertainment in early January, InStyle said.