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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 Winfrey Meets With Time’s Up Founders To Discuss The Momentum Of The Movement
MTV News, 2018-01-14 21:28:14
Oprah sat down with Time's Up's Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, entertainment attorney Nina Shaw, Shonda Rhimes, and Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy to learn more about the movement.

Oprah Winfrey on Time's Up and the climate of change
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-01-14 15:45:12
Oprah Winfrey, a special contributing correspondent for "Sunday Morning," moderates a panel discussing the Time's Up campaign (including actresses America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Tracee Ellis Ross and Reese Witherspoon; Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy; producer Shonda Rhimes; and attorney Nina Shaw) about the power of speaking out about sexual harassment, abuse, ...

Oprah Winfrey on "Time's Up": Where do we go from here?
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-01-14 15:38:51
A panel of Hollywood luminaries discusses the initiative calling out sexual harassment and gender inequality in and beyond the entertainment industry

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