- Oprah Winfrey
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Oprah Winfrey’s Philanthropy
At the 2002 Emmy Awards Oprah was the receiver of the original Bob Hope “Humanitarian Award” for services to TV and film.
To praise two decades on national Television, and to express thanks to her members of staff for their hard work, in the summer of 2006, Oprah took her employees and their families,1065 people total, on vacation to Hawaii. She personally gives more of her own money to charity than any other celebrity in the United States. She came to be the first black person listed by Business Week as one of “America’s 50 most generous philanthropists in 2005,” having donated an estimated $303 million. Oprah was the 32nd most philanthropic according to business week. She has also been frequently ranked as the most philanthropic star. Oprah shot a sequence of interviews in Denmark In 2009. The motion picture emphasized Denmark residents as the happiest individuals on the planet. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, in 2010, picked apart these films for advertising a radical society.
Oprah created Oprah’s Angel Network, in 1998. It is a foundation that backed philanthropic projects and supplied donations to nonprofit organizations around the globe. Oprah’s Angel Network raised more than $80,000,000, $1,000,000 of which was given by Jon Bon Jovi. Oprah personally took care of all organizational costs associated with the charity. 100% of all funds raised went to charity programs. In May 2010The charity quit accepting contributions and was later dissolved. The Oprah show raises funds through advertisements of her public charity.
Winfrey made the Oprah Angel Network Katrina registry. This was during the wake of Hurricane Katrina; people donated more than $11,000,000 for relief efforts. Oprah, alone, gave $10,000,000 to the cause. Houses were constructed in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas, before the 1 year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Oprah also assisted two hundred and fifty African-American men pursue or finish their education in Atlanta, Georgia at Morehouse College.
Oprah and her staff shot an episode of her show, “Oprah’s Christmas Kindness” In 2004. Oprah traveled to South Africa to bear notice to the state of adolescents affected by poverty and AIDS. During this twenty one day trip, Oprah and her team traveled to schools and orphanages in impoverished areas, and gave out Christmas gifts to 50 thousand children, with dolls for the young women and soccer balls for the boys and school equipment for all. During the show, Oprah pleaded the TV audience to donate money to “Oprah’s Angel Network” for the underprivileged and AIDS-affected kids in Africa.
From that 1 show alone, the viewing audience from around the globe gave over $7 Million. Oprah gave $40 million and her time founding the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Henley on Klip south of Johannesburg, South Africa. Opened in January 2007, the academy is on 22 acres, with an enrollment of 450 classmates and features state-of-the-art classrooms, a library, computer and science laboratories, beauty salon and auditorium. Nelson Mandela commended Oprah for conquering her own underprivileged youth to develop into a philanthropist.