11 Unknown Oprah Winfrey Facts About Her Life

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#1- Oprah was born on 29 January, 1954, in Mississippi, U.S. Her real name is Orpah Gail Winfrey.

#2- Winfrey is famous for her well-known talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show." She is also referred to as the "Queen of All Media."

#3- 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.

#4- In her teenage years, Oprah was molested by family members & family friends. She ran away from her home when she was 13.

#5- At the age of 14, Oprah became pregnant & gave birth to a premature child, who passed away shortly after birth.

#6- At the age of 19, Oprah became the youngest person and the first black female to anchor the news at Nashville's WLAC-TV.

#7- 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.

#8- 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.

#9- Oprah Winfrey was also the most wealthy African-American woman of the 20th century.

#10- In 2013, she received the most prestigious award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, from then-President Barack Obama.

#11- As per reports, Oprah earns more than $300 million per year, & her total net worth is $3.5 billion.

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