Oprah Winfrey is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist. Born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States.
|Net Worth:||US$2.7 billion ( estimate 2019)|
|Born:||January 29, 1954|
|Country of Origin:||Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.|
Why is Oprah Famous
Oprah Winfrey is famous for being a television talk star. She started regionally with a morning show, and then shot to incredible heights with the launch of her long-running daytime show “Oprah.”
She also had amazing success with her run in the series “The Color Purple.” Oprah Winfrey’s daytime talk show lasted for 25 years!
Oprah Brief History
Oprah Winfrey has been a part of our lives for decades. This powerhouse actress and show host has crossed over to the type of status that often lands her on lists like most power women, influential women, and inspirational women, usually at the top or close to it.
Oprah’s fame grew as she hosted a popular daytime talk show for over 20 years. She interviewed every celebrity under the sun, gave away massive quantities of gifts, created a well-loved book club that still continues, and every year her list of favorites cause her purchases of the things listed.
When she retired from her talk show, she bought and created a television network. She’d already tackled a magazine, which still continues today, and now she was taking on the airwaves, and her own television station. The goal is to uplift women with total mind and body wellness.
Her generosity is as noted as her career. Not only was she seen on daytime television screens, but she played in Roots, A Wrinkle in Time, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Selma, The Princess and the Frog and more.
After buying into Weight Watchers, their shares rocketed, and she’s become the face of the weight loss brand. Her personal struggle with weight was well-documented in many of her shows through the years.