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Oprah Winfrey Plugs Suze Orman's 'Money Class' With Tricky Tweet

The billionaire OWN head raised a lot of eyebrows Monday morning when she asked her followers if they needed any money.

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Does Oprah Winfrey have enough money to share?

By most standards -- a $2.7 billion net worth according to Forbes -- the answer to that question would be "yes." And it probably gave the media mogul's nearly 9 million Twitter followers reason to get excited when she asked them the following question on Monday morning:

"Anybody need more money?"

The former talk show host kept the Internet waiting a breathless 8 minutes before following up with the anticlimactic details.

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"Thought I'd get your attention with that last tweet," she wrote. "I'm not giving it away but @SuzeOrman is tonight 9/8 central on Money Class on OWN."

Responses ranged from the obligatory "LOL," to a testy "That was low, ladies." But Suze Orman wasn't actually in on the viral marketing. (Winfrey didn't tag the correct twitter handle for the financial guru, who tweets under the handle @SuzeOrmanShow.)

America’s Money Class is the second high profile OWN launch of 2012, after last week's debut of Oprah's Next Chapter. It finds the money expert and Harpo fixture giving classroom-style lectures to the people in need of guidance.

At the end of the 6-episode run, a final exam in financial prowess will award one student $50,000. And unfortunately for Oprah's excited followers, the spots in Orman's classroom have long been filled up.