Miracle Of The First American Billionaire Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey, lots know her as a bright spirted, confident, and fun host of her talk show, they know her as the woman who made America smile with her talk show giving away presents like cars and more. She was a woman that did her thing she was a talk show host acter and Global Icon. Orpah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29th, 1954 now I know you might think that I misspelled her name but her real name is actually Orpah. After people kept mispronouncing it as Oprah the nickname just stuck.
As a child Oprah had a hard life living with her mother, she was often abused she eventually moved to Nashville with her father. To start a new life when it was time for Oprah to go higher in her learning, she went to Tennessee State University. It was there where she began working in television and radio and no one knew where these humble beginnings would take her. One thing many people didn’t know is Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first television job because she was deemed as unfit for TV, she has called it “the 1st and worst failure of my TV career”. Not letting that stop her she continued to work hard at her dreams even though she had heavy competition. Way back in the day one of the Top daytime talk show host was named Phil Donahue. Phil Donahue had it going for him, he had the swagger, and everybody loved this guy but a warm smile and a friendly personality propelled Oprah Winfrey to stardom and fame as her talk show grew in the city of Chicago. Oprah would soon go beyond the city of Chicago, that’s right she was headed to Hollywood. Oprah landed a role in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film “The Color Purple” she was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress. Now if you thought that was something Oprah also helped out in the world of politics. She helped to push a law and get it signed by President Bill Clinton. She also helped create a database for child abusers letting the world know who they were in giving parents, teachers, and others the knowledge of who was a friend and who was not to protect their children. Wanting many around the country to pick up books and read, in 1996 Oprah Winfrey started her Oprah book club. Yes, it was her dream to encourage others to read but when Oprah does something, she does it big. Her book club selections have produced many bestsellers through the years and is still famous around the country today. Another success in the world of publishing came from her O magazine touching on many different subjects O magazine would capture its readers with fashion, lifestyle tips, and more. In 2011 Oprah Winfrey ended her program with ABC but it wasn’t long after that that miss Oprah had another trick up her sleeve. She was planning to own her own and yes, I meant that literally Oprah launched the “Oprah Winfrey network with discovery communications”. Some of her accomplishments also include starting oxygen media, her production company “Harpo productions”, winning 17 daytime Emmy Awards, and giving millions to charity, and much more. From 1986 to 2011 Oprah Winfrey ruled daytime television. Her endeavors in the world of business and willingness to give around the world always gave Oprah the honor of being a leader in the African American community.
As the first American billionaire Oprah Winfrey has been dubbed the Queen of all media and named by Forbes magazine as the most powerful celebrity of 2013. Oprah Winfrey is truly a force of nature. Oprah Winfrey grew up in poverty but became a high school honor student who garnered a full scholarship to Tennessee State University. Oprah Winfrey has got to be one of the greatest role models for young women she’s somebody who against the odds was able to achieve an incredible amount of success. The reason why she got 1st every time is that she was the first host to put her own personal life on the line she would talk about anything hold weight loss, problems with addiction her troubled childhood, Oprah really let us feel like we really knew her. For example one specific quote she stated was, “I think every year you trying to reinvent yourself and you stay in touch with what other people are doing thinking feeling I have always felt that my um instinct an ability to connect with the audience was what carried us…” Besides producing and starring in television shows and films such as “The Color Purple” and Lee Daniels “the Butler”, Winfrey used the power of her program to launch the careers of bestselling authors and a variety of TV personalities. She eventually announced the end of her talk show and launched the Oprah Winfrey network. There are many words that could describe Oprah Winfrey the things is you’d have to use all of them because one wouldn’t work, she is an entertainer, she’s an educator, and a philanthropist the list goes on and on. Heralded by Life magazine as the most influential woman of her generation Winfrey has ranked among the 50 most generous Americans. In 2013 Winfrey received the Presidential Medal of freedom and had a net worth in excess of 2.9 billion dollars.