Facts About Her Life
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Oprah was born on 29 January, 1954, in Mississippi, U.S. Her real name is Orpah Gail Winfrey.
Winfrey is famous for her well-known talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show." She is also referred to as the "Queen of All Media."
She was raised by her grandmother until the age of 6. Her grandmother was so poor that Oprah used to wear a dress made from potato sacks.
In her teenage years, Oprah was molested by family members & family friends. She ran away from her home when she was 13.
At the age of 14, Oprah became pregnant & gave birth to a premature child, who passed away shortly after birth.
At the age of 19, Oprah became the youngest person and the first black female to anchor the news at Nashville's WLAC-TV.
In 1986, she started her own talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which ran for 25 seasons & became the most successful talk show in TV history.
In 1993, Winfrey hosted an interview with Michael Jackson, which became the most-watched interview in history as well as the 4th most-watched event in American TV history.
Oprah Winfrey was also the most wealthy African-American woman of the 20th century.
In 2013, she received the most prestigious award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, from then-President Barack Obama.
As per reports, Oprah earns more than $300 million per year, & her total net worth is $3.5 billion.
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