Oprah Winfrey Biography

Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954. Oprah Winfrey is an American TV host, actress, producer, and humanitarian.

Oprah Winfrey Beauty and Class

Oprah Winfrey Beauty and Class

Oprah is first recognized for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has come to be the highest rated television show of its  type in history. At one point she the world’s only black billionaire. Winfrey has been rated the wealthiest African American of the twenty first century. Oprah is the highest-rated humanitarian in American history.  She is also, according to some accounts, the most persuasive adult female on the planet.

Oprah Winfrey Before the Show

Oprah Winfrey was born in rural Mississippi into poverty to a single teenaged mother. Winfrey was later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced ample hardship during her adolescence, claiming to be raped at a young age. Oprah was carrying a child at age fourteen; her son died in infancy. She was sent to be with the man who she calls her dad; a barber in TN. Oprah landed a job in radio at the time she was in high school. She started co-anchoring the evening news at the age of 19. Her passionate unrehearsed conveyance eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show ring. After pushing a third-rated localized Chicago talk show to first place, Oprah launched her own production company as well as became internationally syndicated.

Oprah Winfrey’s Credit

Oprah Winfrey is credited through inventing a more affectionate and confessional type of media communication. Oprah  is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre invented by Phil Donahue, which a Yale study claims broke twentieth century taboos and allowed LGBT individuals to enter the mainstream entertainment. By the mid nineties Oprah had reinvented her show putting focus on literature and self-improvement. Although criticized for unleashing confession culture and publicizing questionable self-help aids. Winfrey is often praised for conquering adversity and developing into benefactor to others. From 2006 to 2008, Oprah Winfrey’s support of Barack Obama, by one approximation, produced over 1,000,000 votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race.

Oprah’s OWN Network
Oprah has announced her syndicated talk show will end May 26, 2011 and that it will not continue on OWN thereafter. However, she will host a new prime-time show on the channel called Oprah’s Next Chapter two or three times a week.
Oprah’s Ratings and Influence
Vanity Fair printed: “Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope.”
The Oprah Winfrey Show
In the beginning years of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the episodes were categorized as a tabloid talk. Oprah then took on a less tabloid-oriented model, in the mid 1990s, hosting shows on broader topics such as spirituality, heart disease, geopolitics, and meditation.

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