Saturday, October 22, 2011

Oprah And The Life Story

Personality and media mogul Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. His television show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, has caused him to gain significant influence and recognition throughout the U.S.. Known to his fans as a loving and compassionate woman, Oprah continues to expand as a celebrity, businessman, philanthropist and author.

Early life

Oprah was born to unmarried parents Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey, during his teenage years. He spent the first six years of his life in poverty, often ridiculed by other children in his neighborhood for wearing dresses made of potato sacks.

When she moved with her mother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who suffered sexual abuse from his cousin and uncle and a friend of the family. At fourteen, her mother sent her to live with his father Vernon, who, according to Oprah herself, was very supportive and encouraging it. Through it, Oprah was able to win prizes at school, which led to scholarship as well.


Oprah was seen as a smart girl growth. She was able to memorize and recite Bible verses easily as a child. Even jumped two grade levels before landing a scholarship to Nicolet High School in Milwaukee, where he had the opportunity to graduate with honors. She was consistently winning contests and honors in school, and was able to earn a college scholarship to Tennessee State University where he earned his degree in Communication.


Oprah began her career as a broadcaster in his senior year in high school when he worked part time as a news presenter WVOL, local Nashville radio station black. He then became the youngest and only black female announcer at WLAC-TV, also in Nashville. There were other periods of several radio before landing a career in television.

In 1984, Oprah hosted AM Chicago, a program of half-hour interviews soon gained popularity and even Donahue took over as the most watched show in Chicago. This success led to the show which will be renamed as Oprah Winfrey, a full-hour show is broadcast nationwide. Since then, Oprah continued to grow not only as an announcer and host, but also as a person and celebrity.


The success of his TV show has caused Oprah to venture into new projects, including the establishment of its own radio channel "Oprah and Friends", a cable network for women called oxygen, a production company called Harpo Productions and two publications of O (The Oprah Magazine) and O at Home, among many others.

Oprah also reported that the richest African American of his time, earning millions of dollars each year and an accumulated value of over $ 2.7 billion. She also is considered the most influential woman in the world with their networks of supporters and followers.


Oprah has established the authority and credibility, not only as a broadcaster, but as a person. His honesty and good relationship with their viewers and guests have captured the hearts of the people, and have continued to esteem as an inspiration and an icon.

His television program continues to stay on top in terms of viewership and ratings. In addition, magazines or in the home and O, The Oprah Magazine reported that the implementation of more successful in the industry.

Through its programs, products and personalities have gained attention and have become very popular. For example, each time a book to be presented at Oprah's Book Club, which instantly increased sales experience.

In addition, the products tested in the show are selling better after having been introduced and praised by Oprah herself. Personalities have become more popular because of its program are Dr. Mehmet Oz, Nate Berkus, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Robin Smith and Dr. Phil McGraw, who now has his own TV show called Dr. Phil produced by Harpo Productions Oprah.

He has also co-author of five books and is set to co-author a book weight loss with her personal trainer Bob Greene.

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