Oprah Winfrey

The most influential African American in our society.

Background

Full Name-Oprah Gail Winfrey

Birthday-January 29, 1954

Birthplace-Kosciusko,MS

Death- Still Living

What is Oprah best known for?

When Oprah went to Africa in 2000 she was inspired to help. She has built a school for girls there named the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. Over the years she has donated over 100 million dollars to this foundation. All graduates of this school have gone to college in South Africa or in the U.S education system. Another thing Oprah is best known for is providing everyone in the audience of her show with a car of their own. Oprah is very gracious to everyone and loves to give back to others.

3 Struggles Oprah's faced

  1. At age 14 Oprah became pregnant and had a son. The son then passed away before she could bring him home from the hospital.
  2. In her teenage years she did drugs.
  3. She was also in juvenile school for being out of control.

Adjectives describing Oprah

  1. Successful
  2. Generous
  3. Influential

Oprah influenced the world by showing that you shouldn't give up on following your dreams and that you should also care for others when they need help.

Interesting fact

Oprah's real name is actually Orpah. The birth certificate got messed up.

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By: Kaylie Myers