10 Interesting Oprah Winfrey Facts

Friday, September 12th 2014. | People

If you want to know the journey of the famous Oprah Winfrey, you have to check all Oprah Winfrey Facts here. She was the icon of the Oprah Winfrey Show. She has done a lot of charitable activities and support campaign. People are impressed with the struggle of Oprah with her media empire. Get the detail facts about Oprah here:

Oprah Winfrey Facts 1: personal information

Oprah was born on 29 January 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Oprah Gail Winfrey is her birth name. But people recognize her with the popular name Oprah Winfrey. Her father was a barber, Vernon Winfrey. Her mother is Vernita Lee. She worked as a maid. Actually her parents never married.

Oprah Winfrey Facts 2: education

Oprah got her BA from Tennessee State University in 1976 for Speech and Performing Arts.

Oprah Winfrey Child

Oprah Winfrey Child

Oprah Winfrey Facts 3: record

Oprah Winfrey is called as the first and youngest African American anchor   in WTVF-TV in Nashville. At that time, she was still a sophomore at the age of 19 years old.

Oprah Winfrey Facts 4: “A.M. Chicago,”

She began her career at “A.M. Chicago an anchor with Phil Donahue in January 1984. Then the show was called The Oprah Winfrey Show in September 1985. This show is very popular in America.  It was aired from 1985 till 2011. It gains the highest rating in the history in talk show.

Oprah Winfrey Facts

Oprah Winfrey Facts

Oprah Winfrey Facts 5: The Color Purple

The Color Purple is her movie debut. It was made in 1985.  Because of her participation in the movie, she got a nomination for the Academy award best supporting actress.

Oprah Winfrey Facts 6: Emmy Award

The Oprah Winfrey Show gains a lot of awards. It was awarded Emmy Awards in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996 and 1997. It was called as the Best Talk Show.

Oprah Winfrey Images

Oprah Winfrey Images

Oprah Winfrey Facts 7: Harpo Inc.

She became an entrepreneur in 1988 by making Harpo Inc. It is her production company. The name of the company was derived from her name. But it is spelled backwards.

Oprah Winfrey Facts 8: President Clinton

Oprah was honored when a law called Oprah Bill was signed by President Bill Clinton in 20 December 1993. The Oprah Bill was a national database. When you visit the database, you can find out the search for child abusers. Get facts about Bill Clinton here.

Oprah Winfrey Magazine

Oprah Winfrey Magazine

Oprah Winfrey Facts 9: “O, the Oprah Magazine”

“O, The Oprah Magazine” is the magazine of Oprah that she launched in April 2000. She cooperated with the Oxygen Network.

Oprah Winfrey Facts 10: net worth

She had the net worth around 1 billion dollar based on the Forbes Magazine In February 2003. She was included in the World’s Richest People List.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

On 8 September 2007, Oprah hosts a fundraiser in her home in California for the presidential help for Barrack Obama. Do you want to give opinion on facts about Oprah Winfrey?

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