Oprah Winfrey

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Date of Birth January 29, 1954
Place of Birth Kosciusko, Mississippi
Age 67 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, television producer, media executive, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first black multi-billionaire, and she has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. By 2007, she was sometimes ranked 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 inner-city Milwaukee. She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14; her son was born prematurely and died in infancy.

Born: Orpah Gail Winfrey, January 29, 1954, Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
Alma mater: Tennessee State University
Occupation: TV host, Entrepreneur, Actress, Producer, Author
Years active: 1973–present
Net worth: US$2.7 billion (October 2019)
Title: Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions (1986–present), Chairwoman, CEO and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network (2011–present)
Political party: Independent
Partner(s): Stedman Graham (1986–present)
Children: Canaan (born c. 1968, died c. 1968)
Website: Oprah Winfrey's Official site
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About Oprah Winfrey

Television host and producer who was named the most influential woman in the world by TIME magazine and hosted The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest-rated syndicated program on air, from 1986 to 2011.

Before Fame

She was raped at age nine, and when she was fourteen, she had a premature baby that didn't survive. She was crowned Miss Black Tennessee while in college and began co-anchoring the evening news when she was nineteen.

Achievement

She became the world's first female black billionaire and the richest self-made American woman. She had a net worth over $2 billion in 2013.

Family Life

She began a relationship with Stedman Graham in 1986.

Associations

She introduced Mehmet Oz to countless viewers on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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