Oprah Winfrey Biography  

Oprah Winfrey was born in poverty in Kosciusko, rural Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. She is an internationally renowned American media personality, literary critic, magazine publisher, actress and producer, best known for her multi-award winning talk show.

She was rated as the richest African-American of the 20th century, and is one of the most influential women in the world.

Winfrey studied at the Tennessee State University and received a BA in Speech and Performing Arts, at the same time pursuing her interest in media and journalism. Her career in the media industry began as a news anchor and reporter for a television station in Nashville. She was the first African–American woman to become one. She did remarkably well and was moved to the talk show “People are Talking” in Baltimore where she was able to express her opinions.

Winfrey’s career got a boost when she hosted “AM Chicago” in 1984.This was renamed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” after a year and went on to become one of the most successful and highest ranked television talk show programs in history. Winfrey’s production company ‘Harpo Productions’ produces the program of which she is the host. The program is viewed by more than 20 million Americans every week. It is internationally broadcasted to over a hundred countries worldwide. The Oprah Winfrey Show started the influential “Oprah’s Book Club” where Oprah endorses books of value.

Oprah Winfrey continues to follow her dreams in the varied business and media interests. She is also a producer, successful actress and a philanthropist. Her motive is to change society for the better. She is a recipient of numerous awards and achievements and was nominated for an academy award.

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Oprah-Winfrey-Childhood      On January 29, 1954 Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to unwed, teenage parents in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Oprah’s mother was an eighteen year old housemaid named Vernita Lee. Her father, Vernon Winfrey was a twenty-year old coal miner. More..




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