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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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In the news

Oprah Says The Royal Wedding 'Literally' Took Her Breath Away — Read About Her Windsor Castle Moment HERE!
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2018-07-03 19:21:33
To hear Oprah Winfrey tell it, the Royal Wedding must have REALLY been something else! The world-famous TV host was on hand in England for the big day between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and she's just now getting around to writing about it in the upcoming issues of O, ...

'The Handmaid's Tale' enlisted Oprah for a dose of hope
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-06-27 16:00:00
Yes, that was Oprah Winfrey’s voice you heard in this week’s episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Nearly nine months after the media mogul presented the Hulu series with its best drama statuette on the Emmys stage — making use of her signature Oprah yell, of course — Winfrey made a ...

Critic’s Notebook: Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle.
NY Times Movies, 2018-06-21 18:41:23
An exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture captures what Oprah Winfrey and her TV show have meant.

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