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Oprah Winfrey Biography

Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is currently North America's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and an honorary doctorate degree from Harvard.

Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, saying she was raped at age nine and became pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Oprah Winfrey
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Media proprietor, Actor, Presenter, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Journalist, Philanthropist, Voice Actor
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
January 29, 1954 (64)
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
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Oprah Winfrey. [Internet]. 2018. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/views/people.php?person_slug=oprah-winfrey [Accessed 20 Apr 2018].

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