Oprah Winfrey best known for her top rated talk show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ was born on 29th January 1954. She is an actress, an anchor, tv show host and a philanthropist. She is the richest African-American and also the first multi billionaire black person living in North America. She is also ranked as a most influential woman in the whole world.
Oprah Winfrey rules out her Possibility for President before the Globes.
Looking forward to her popularity, Oprah Winfrey has been frequently prompted to be a viable presidential candidate. However 3 weeks before at her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes Awards 2017, she ruled out her possibility for being President. She said to the US Magazine InStyle:
“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”
Birth History and childhood of Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey was born to a poor teenage single mother in Mississippi. As her mother travelled to North after her birth, Oprah spent her first 6 years of life with her maternal grandmother. Her grandma was so poor that Oprah remembers she often wore dress made of Potato sacks. She stated in one of her talk shows that she was often molested and raped by her cousin, uncle and family friend starting at the age of 9. She ran away after suffering all the abuse at the age of 13. She got pregnant at the age of 14. Her son however was prematurely born and died shortly after birth. Her childhood was full of struggle.
Beginning of Work life of Oprah Winfrey.
She was sent to live with the barber in Tennessee whom she calls her father where she got a job in radio. At the age of 19 she started co-anchoring the local evening news. Her ad-lib delivery got her recognised and transferred to the day talk-show. With her style and confidence of the delivery brought the third grade 1/2 hour local Talk show to Chicago’s Top rated and rank 1 Talk Show. With her efforts and dedication she eventually launched her own Production Company and became an Internationally renowned Personality.
Oprah Winfrey’s Favourite Things list.
Every year at Christmas Oprah Winfrey gives out a list of her favourite things. The list is full of gift ideas for family and friends. And the best part now is the whole of her list things are available on Amazon.com.
Oprah Winfrey is the live example of how one can overcome all the shortcomings of your life with your dedication and also motivate others at the same times.
Oprah winfrey quotes
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.“