Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on 29 January 1954. She is an American talk show hostess and producer with a net worth of about $2.9 Billion net worth.

Oprah was born in rural Mississippi to a barber father and a mother who was a maid. She later moved to the inner-city Milwaukee. Oprah was sexually abused when she was young.

She was the first and youngest African-American anchor for WTVF-TV in Nashville when she was in college in 1976.

She became the anchor for the “A,M. Chicago” which was later renamed “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” in 1985. She hosted the popular international talk show for the next 27 years. She won many Emmy Award for the Best Talk Show.

In 1988, Oprah set up her own production company, Harpo Inc that currently manage all her shows.

On December 1993, President Clinton honors Oprah by signing te “Oprah Bill” that created a national database that allows people to search for child abusers.

In 1996, Oprah started “Oprah’s Book Club” on her show. The book club was so influential in the publishing world that all her selected books rise to the top of bestseller lists.

In 1997, Oprah started Angel Network, a charitable foundation that she started asking viewers to help change 150 scholarships given through The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and to volunteer time to build 200 homes with Habitat for Humanity. Now, among their porjects, the foundation has been building schools and supplying educational and school uniforms, shoes and stationeries supplies to South African children, helping those whose home were destroyed the hurricane in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama.

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