Oprah Winfrey is an African-American talk show host, actress, media proprietor, philanthropist, and producer. Winfrey is famous for her super-successful talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, which was one of the nationally acclaimed and highest-rated TV shows in the history of the television industry. She is one of the billionaire Black women that gained huge success because of her passion and dedication.
Born on January 29, 1954, in the rural side of Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah Winfrey is a media giant who is well-known for her amazing hosting talent on the television. Winfrey had a troublesome childhood in the small farming community where she was sexually molested by many of her male relatives and close friends of her mother. After such a physical and mental trauma, Winfrey moved to Nashville to stay with her father, who was a businessman and a barber. She had a strong will to get some proper education, and that’s why got admission in the Tennessee State University to start her professional life along with working on the television and radio broadcasting in Nashville.
In 1976, Oprah Winfrey began her professional career and moved to Baltimore, Maryland. She started with hosting a TV talk show “People Are Talking”. The show became a great hit, and Winfrey became a superstar in no time. She hosted the program for eight long years and sustained her professionalism to prove how professional one can be. This TV talk show paved her way towards great success and got countless opportunities to host different TV shows. She continued her career as a host and started hosting her morning show, A. M. Chicago. It was her warm-hearted personality that led her to win million hearts. After this huge success nationwide, Winfrey got a decent role in Steven Spielberg’s movie “The Color Purple”.
With a drastic hype in her career, Oprah Winfrey started her TV show “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1986, a program that was nationally acclaimed. It was a show with an audience of around 10 million people and placement on 120 lucky channels. By the end of the first year, her show grossed $125 million, of which Winfrey got an amazing share of $30 million. Later on, she gained the rights of the program from ABC and drew it under her own production company. Winfrey has received many awards and honors, but still, this billionaire personality is always seen with zero percent pride.