Oprah Winfrey

BY:Tamia Buchanan

About Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American Media Proprietor, Talk show host, actress, producer,Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.Dubbed the "Queen of All Media",she has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century,the greatest black philanthropist in American history,and is currently (2015) North America's only black billionaire.Several assessments regard her as the most influential woman in the world.In 2013, she was awarded the presidential medal of freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard

Her Story

young Oprah was repeatedly molested by male relatives and another visitor. The abuse, which lasted from the ages of nine to 13, was emotionally devastating. When she tried to run away, she was sent to a juvenile detention home, only to be denied admission because all the beds were filled. At 14, she was out of the house and on her own. By her own account, she was sexually promiscuous as a teenager. After giving birth to a baby boy who died in infancy, she went to Nashville, Tennessee to live with her father.

This is what makes her a leader

Oprah Winfrey is a superior leader. She went through many tough times throughout her life and came out positively. Just like may other leaders today.She also puts others before herself. Oprah also had a intriguing life. That is why I picked her for a leader.
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