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OPRAH WINFREY

Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.[1] Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning 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.[4] She has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century,[5] the greatest black philanthropist in American history,[6][7] and was for a time the world's only black billionaire.[8][9] She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.[10][11]
Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, saying she was raped at age nine and became pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy.[12] Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in…