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Oprah Winfrey was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. In 1976, Winfrey moved to Baltimore, where she hosted a hit television chat show, People Are Talking. Afterward, she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show. She later became the host of her own, wildly popular program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired for 25 seasons, from 1986 to 2011. That same year, Winfrey launched her own TV network, the Oprah Winfrey Network.


American television host, actress, producer, philanthropist and entrepreneur Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher."


Slowly but surely, Oprah Winfrey is releasing her hold on high-end Chicago real estate. The TV talk show host turned media maven has listed her last Chicago condo in Water Tower Place for $7.75 million. According to the Chicago Tribune, Winfrey first bought a 57th-floor condo in 1985 for an undisclosed amount.


Oprah became famous. Oprah won an Academy Award for her acting in the movie "The Color Purple." Oprah was so successful that she made her own production company and bought her show. Oprah became the first woman to own her own talk show
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When Forbes published its list of America's billionaires for the year 2003, it disclosed that Oprah Winfrey was the first African-American woman to become a billionaire.
Oprah’s Tearful Speech at Power of Women