Oprah Winfrey Biography
Oprah Winfrey is widely famous for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also recognized as a richest black philanthropist in American History.
Oprah Winfrey Early Life
Orpah Gail Winfrey was born on 29 January 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA. Her parents were Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. She belongs to African-American ethnicity and American nationality.
A single teen mother raised her in the low-income family. Orpah was very close to farm animals and used to play games with them. She was fond of acting since her childhood. She learned reading and writing from her grandmother.
Oprah faced nightmare during her early life. She was only nine years old when she became the rape victim. Oprah also suffered from molestation from her close family members which led her to be a pregnant. She gave birth to a son who died soon after birth.
Oprah was sexually abused at the young age. To escape from suffering, she ran away from home. She struggled a lot, but later she turned out to be a vigorous and inspiring lady. Oprah joined Lincoln High School for higher education. Likewise, she enrolled at Tennessee State University in Scholarship.
Oprah Winfrey Career
Oprah started her early career as a worker of local grocery store. She became Miss Black Tennessee beauty and attract the attention of local black radio attention. Having a keen interest in media, she started working as a news anchor at Nashville’s WLAC-TV. Later, she became a host of Dialing for Dollars.
She rose to fame after appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show on September 8, 1986.
Winfrey launched hr TV network, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Prior to this, she hosted a chat show People Are Talking.
Oprah Winfrey Acting Career
Oprah began her acting career as housewife Sofia in The Color Purple. She was nominated for an Academy Award for the best supporting actress.
Similarly, she is the producer and actress of the movie Beloved. In addition, she also produces Broad Musical.
Oprah owns a company Harpo Films which produce scripted series, documentaries and movies fro HBO. She is also the voice actor as Eudora in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.
Oprah as an Author
Besides acting, Oprah shows interest in writing. As a result, Oprah is known as co-author of five books. Her book, an autobiography of U.S. President Bill Clinton which has collected world’s highest book advance fee.
She is soon publishing memoir The Life You Want. Furthermore, She also publishes magazines called O, The Oprah Magazine and Oat home.
Oprah Winfrey Personal Life
Oprah got engaged with long-term boyfriend Stedman Graham in 1992. Her husband, Stedman is best known as a public relations executive. The couple together lives in Chicago. They are happy together and there is no any sign of their separation.
According to the source, she doesn’t want to be a mother. The duo doesn’t have any children yet. Oprah believes in Women Empowerment and supports many girls for better education.
Oprah Winfrey Net Worth
Oprah is an established actress, television personality, philanthropist, and producer. Her major source of income is television program and networks.
According to Forbes, she is only African-American billionaire on the list of billionaires. She is the richest celebrity and possesses high net worth. She owns many houses in Montecito, California, Rolling Prairie, Indiana, Telluride and Colorado.
Therefore, Oprah’s estimated net worth is $3.2 billion as of 2017 net worth estimation.
Currently, Oprah is engaged advertising season 2 premiere of Queen Sugar. Oprah Winfrey Network is associated with the show and the show is hitting the attention of her followers. It is getting a positive review.