Oprah Winfrey

By: Malik Adebimpe

Who is Oprah Winfrey?

Oprah Winfrey is a TV personality that is best known for The Oprah Winfrey Show which ran from 1986 to 2011. She was born on January 29th, 1954 and lived with her grandma and her 3 siblings (Patricia Lofton, Patricia Lee Lloyd, and Jeffrey Lee) in Kosciusko, Mississippi until she was 6. Then she left to live with her mother, Vernita Lee, until she left at 13, claiming she had been abused. She was denied access to a detention center and went to live with her father, Vernon Winfrey. Though she was required to write a book report and read a book every week and dropped out of college, she eventually went to Tennessee State University and got a job as a newsreader at her local radio station. In 1976, she hosted the television show People are Talking. Then in 1986, she released the The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired from 1986 to 2011.

What is she doing now?

Oprah Winfrey is an entrepreneur still. She recently invested in Weight Watchers and bought 10% of the company. She is still on TV though. In 2011 she created the OWN channel, and it is still going today. Winfrey still donates to charity and has gained a very great reputation. Her boyfriend is Stedman Graham and they have been dating since 1986.
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Famous Quote

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”- Oprah Winfrey