Hi I am Oprah Winfrey and I was born in Mississippi. I went to college in Nashville and then moved to Chicago where I started my own talk show, called The Oprah Winfrey Show, in 1985. In 2011, I bought a TV network called OWN which became a basic cable channel.
In 1985, I appeared in my first movie called, The Color Purple! In 2000 I started a magazine called O!
When I was meeting with Nelson Mandela in 2000 I promised to build a world-class school for girls in South Africa. Since 2007, the Academy educates 300 girls from Grade 8 to 12 every year.
In 2013, I received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, It is our nation’s highest civilian honor.
“These are the men and women who in their extraordinary lives remind us all of the beauty of the human spirit, the values that define us as Americans, the potential that lives inside of all of us.”
In 1986 I started dating my boyfriend Stedman and nearly 35 years later we decided not to marry or have children because of my busy lifestyle.
In 2020 my net worth is $3.5 billion and I earn almost $1 million dollars a day!