Oprah Winfrey

By Allison Goble

Why did I select this individual?

I selected Oprah because she is a very independent woman and she believes that "It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you always." Oprah has an unforgettable character. Oprah Winfrey will be forever remembered as an innovator through the landmarks she made, becoming the first African American to host a television show, Inspiring millions of people across the world, and discussing significant issues around the world.

What has Oprah accomplished?

Oprah won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant and was offered an on-air job at a radio station serving the African American community.

Then, she moved to Baltimore to join WJZ-TV News as a co-anchor. Oprah there hosted her first talk show. Then, nationally the "Oprah Winfrey Show" broadcasted and america just fell in love with Oprah. Oprah loves acting and desires to produce entertainment projects.

Oprah began to emphasize spiritual values, healthy living and self-help, and her program became more popular than ever. Motivated in part by her own memories of childhood abuse. Oprah will forever be remembered as an innovator through the landmarks she made.

What are the universal values of Oprah?

Oprah encompasses a lot of values. Her universal values include her beliefs on gratitude, generosity, forgiveness and other spiritual topics. Oprah is involved with her church and was involved with church growing up so she developed strong ethical values that she believes strongly in. Oprah refuses to have a label put on her. She said, "It doesn't matter who you are or where you are from." This confidence is a value to treasure. Oprah Winfrey know what she believes and strongly values that.

Why is Oprah a good mentor for young adults?

Oprah's values don't harm anybody and she sticks to her morals which is good. Oprah doesn't need to care what people think of her and no one can really judge her since she is so independent and doesn't fall into peer pressure. Oprah is a mentor because people can learn from her to become more independent. Oprah is of good character and good attitude so she is a great mentor for young adults.
Oprah Winfrey Biography: Life and Career