Another Oprah Winfrey Biography with many facts that you don’t know and pictures


In wikipedia you have this biography about Oprah Winfrey:

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Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954), often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American television host and media mogul. Her internationally-syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, has earned her multiple Emmy Awards and is the highest-rated talk show in the history of television.[1]

She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award-nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century,[2] the most philanthropic African American of all time,[3] and the world’s only black billionaire for three straight years.[4][5][6][7][8] She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.[9][10]

Born in rural Mississippi to a poor unwed teenaged mother, and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood, Winfrey was raped at the age of nine, and at fourteen, gave birth to a son who died in infancy.[11] Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19.[12] 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,[5] she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.

Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication,[13] she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized[14][15][16][17] the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue,[16] which a Yale study claimed broke 20th century taboos and allowed gays, transsexuals, and transgender people to enter the mainstream.[18] By the mid 1990s she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality. Though criticized for unleashing confession culture[17] and promoting controversial self-help fads, she is generally admired for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others.[19]

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