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Oprah Winfrey

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Winfrey in 2011

Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her 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 (2015) North America's only black billionaire. Several assessments regard her as the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.

Fact file

  • Born: Orpah Gail Winfrey January 29, 1954 (age 61) Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
  • Residence: Montecito, California, U.S. Lavallette, New Jersey, Telluride, Colorado, Maui, Hawaii, Chicago, Illinois, and Fisher Island, Florida
  • Alma mater: Tennessee State University
  • Occupation: Former host of The Oprah Winfrey Show Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions Chairwoman, CEO, and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network Actress Author
  • Years active: 1983–present
  • Salary: $75 million (2013)
  • Net worth: US$ 3.0 billion (2015)
  • Partner(s): Stedman Graham (1986–present)
  • Website: www.oprah.com

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BBC Entertainment, 2018-05-20 23:47:34
Lena Dunham, Oprah Winfrey and others say leaders are "on notice" to use their power for women.

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Variety, 2018-05-19 16:58:33
Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were married Saturday morning at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, Berkshire and though the wedding included attendees from Hollywood, even more took to social media to express their congratulations to the couple and delight at the nuptials. Ava DuVernay acknowledged Oprah Winfrey’s presence ...

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Access Hollywood, 2018-05-19 16:54:55
Oprah Winfrey was doing a happy dance on Instagram after a last minute royal wedding fashion save by the folks at Stella McCartney.

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