Oprah Winfrey whose full name is Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, author, journalist, businessperson, television producer, and philanthropist
Winfrey was born on 29 January 1954. So, she is 69 years years old. She was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Oprah was born by Vernon Winfrey and Vernita Lee among three siblings, Patricia Lofton, Patricia Lee Lloyd, and Jeffrey Lee.
Educational background of Oprah Winfrey
Oprah moved around a lot in her childhood making her not last long in most schools. She was known to attend Wharton Elementary School in Nashville. She later earned high marks at Lincoln High school which led to her transfer to Nicolet High school in Nashville. Due to their troubled childhood with her mother, she ran to her father and attended East Nashville High school while living with her father. After graduating from high school in 1971 Oprah attended Tennessee State University on a full scholarship she had gained in a public speaking competition. Oprah left college before graduating in 1975 for the job but later completed the course in 1987 and acquired a degree.
Oprah Winfrey relationship.
Winfrey’s partner Stedman Graham is a 71-year-old American businessman, teacher, author, and public speaker. He is a former sportswear and athlete model. Stedman is the founder and operating officer of S. Graham & Associates, a sport-focused management, marketing, and consulting firm. Oprah has no child of her own. She gave birth to a premature child when she was 14 years but the child did not survive. Oprah opened up that her 19-year-old cousin raped her for years until she got pregnant. Meanwhile, her long-term partner, Stedman Graham, has a daughter, Wendy Graham, from his previous relationship with Glender.
Oprah Winfrey Career.
After Oprah graduated from WTZ-TV in Baltimore, she scheduled to do local news updates during Good morning, America and soon moved to a morning talk show. After seven years Oprah was hired by America Broadcasting Company (ABC). She moved to Chicago, Illinois, in January 1984. Oprah has also appeared in several animated films like Charlotte’s web(2006), The Princess and the Frog(2009), and Lee Daniel’s The Butler(2013). Oprah Winfrey produced and also appeared in Selma(2016), a film about Martin Luther King jr which was nominated for Academy Awards for best picture. She subsequently appeared on HBO TV The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks(2017).
- Oprah Winfrey had an influence on Obama’s becoming the president of the United States of America.
- Oprah opened an academy for impoverished girls in South Africa.
- Oprah has a successful acting and producing company.
- In 2013 she was awarded a presidential medal for freedom.
- She was the first in the books of African American billionaires.
Today Oprah Winfrey earns around $315 million per year from her highly lucrative diversified media empire. Oprah’s net worth is $3.5 billion. Oprah first became widely known from the Oprah Winfrey Show which debuted in 1986 airing 4,561 over 25 seasons before ending on May 25, 2011. This will show why Oprah Winfrey is a billionaire today.