Oprah Winfrey Biography
Oprah Winfrey is an American actress, producer, philanthropist, media proprietor, but she is best known for her hosting career. Oprah Winfrey was born on 29 of January, 1954 at Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.She is famous for hosting the talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also Chairwoman, CEO, and CCO of Harpo Productions and The Oprah Winfrey Network. She has won many awards for this show.
She is also won the title of “Queen of All Media” and President Barack Obama also awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a doctorate from Harvard. She is also ranked as the only black billionaire woman of America of the 20th century.
She had lived very difficult life in early age, but she never give up she boldly faced all the crises of her life and maintained herself stable and strong.She had talent to impress others with her way of talking, and she made this skill as her power. And she had chosen this profession of hosting, and she had achieved a lot of success and wealth from this talent.
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah show started in 1986 and become very popular in America because in this show guests talked to her about there sad stories and there weaknesses and there untold secrets before the audiences. She has very effective way of convincing others.
She is bold, emotional, soft, loving, religious, and cultural and genius she also shares her experiences with guests to make them comfortable. She hosted shows on different topics like politics, spirituality, showbiz, and health. She had interviewed celebrities of media and social issues.
The Oprah Winfrey show was the highest ranking show of the world. She had also interviewed with Michael Jackson on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and this interview was the most popular and most watched interview in the history of media.Obama also participated twice as a guest on her show. This show ends on 25th May, 2011.
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Oprah was very talented from very early age. She was able to recite anything, so her grandmother sends her to recite Bible verses when she was only three years old, and she was famous in the church as “The Preacher”.
Her mother name is Vernita Lee who was a housemaid, and her father was Vernon Winfrey who was a barber by profession and they never married but they made short term relationship and became separate.
Oprah born in a very poor family where she has no dresses and shoes and she had received her first pair of shoes when she was six years old, and her dresses were made of potato sacks and her neighbor children laugh at her.
She was sexually abused by some of her relatives between 9 and 14 years age.
She become pregnant at the age of 14 and gave birth to a boy, but he was a premature baby, so he died after birth.
When she was at East Nashville High School, she was awarded as an honors student and “The Most Popular Girl,” award and she also taken second place nationwide in her high school speech team.
Oprah was fan of Michael Jackson, and she saw a Jackson Five concert in Nashville when she was in high school and later she had interviewed Michael Jackson on her show.
After high school, she got her first job at the age of 19, and she was youngest news anchor radio station of Nashville.
Her magazine is very famous, and its name is “O”, nickname of Oprah and her best friendGayle King is editor of the magazine.
When she starts her first television job she was fired because she was unfit for TV.
For a Vogue magazine shoot, she lost her weight many pounds in 1998.
She made a robbery buy fashionable glasses when she was a teenager.
Her first boyfriend was named Anthony Otey.
In 1981, she became depressed and wrote a suicide note to best friend, Gayle King.
She had not married and decided to not become a mother in her life.
“The Oprah Winfrey Show” had about 13 million viewers at every night during 1991 and 1992.
Now she is the first black woman billionaire in world history and richest black women of 20th
She received about12,000 e-mails every week from her fans.
She had sponsored $750 for education of 100 black men.She had donated about $400 million for educate poorly until 2012.
From 2004 to 2010 she was ranked among the top 50 most generous Americans.