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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey


Date of Birth:
Jan 29, 1954

Place of Birth:
Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

Host Of The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)
  • Chairwoman And CEO Of Harpo Productions (1986–present)
  • Chairwoman, CEO, And CCO Of The Oprah Winfrey Network (2011–present)
  • Actress
  • Author

  • Spouse:
    Stedman Graham (1986–present)

    Canaan (born C. 1968, Died C. 1968)

    Montecito, California,Lavallette, New Jersey,Telluride, Colorado,Maui, Hawaii,Chicago, Illinois,Fisher Island, Florida

    Years active:

    Net worth:
    US$2.8 Billion (February 2018)

    Political party:

    Oprah Winfrey - Summary Details

    Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first multi-billionaire black person, and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. At the peak of her popularity she was ranked by some as the most influential woman in the world.

    Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, Vernon Winfrey, a barber in Tennessee, she landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.

    Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue, through which, according to a Yale University study, she broke 20th-century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream.

    By the mid-1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality. Though criticized for unleashing a confession culture, promoting controversial self-help ideas, and having an...

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    Lee Daniels The Butler Interview

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    Skulduggery Pleasant Series

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