Oprah Winfrey Net Worth: $2.5 billion
|Full Name||Oprah Gail Winfrey|
|Profession||Show host, television producer, actress, author|
|Birth Place||Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Height||5ft 6 (169 cm)|
|Date of Birth||29 January 1954|
Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954. Most people know her as Oprah and she is one of the most famous American show hosts. She is a very popular persona in the whole world and she is a very talented woman. Actually, Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of $2.5 billion.
She is widely known for her talk show “the Oprah talk show”, broadcast from Chicago. This show ran internationally for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011. All people seemed to love this show.
Dubbed the Queen of all media, she was actually the richest African American of the 20th century. Also for once, she was the only black billionaire in the whole world and she was the greatest black philanthropist in U.S history.
In 2007, she ranked as the most influential woman in the whole world. Winfrey’s childhood was not the easiest. She was actually born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a single teen mother. She was molested during childhood and she was pregnant at the very young age of 14. Unfortunately, her son died in infancy. Then Winfrey started to live with the man that she called her father, and she worked in radio while she was in high school.
At the age of 19, she was co-anchor for the local evening news. She finally led to her transfer to the daytime talk show and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she accomplished to launch her own production company.
Around the 2000s, she invented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, mindfulness, and other spiritual subjects. Even if she had been criticized for promoting controversial self-help ideas, she became a benefactor to others. Winfrey 2008 also emerged as a political force presidential race. In 2013, she also was awarded the presidential medal of freedom by Barack Obama and she received honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.
Also in 2008, she created her own network, named the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Last but not least, in 1994, she was inducted into the Nationals Women’s hall of fame. She also won many important awards during her career.
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