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early life
Early life
  • Growing up was very hard .At 9 and living in Milwaukee, Oprah and her siblings were left with their cousin to watch them, who was 19 at the time. It was this cousin who sexually abused Oprah for the first time -- she was raped, and then taken out for ice cream and told to keep it a secret -- which she did. She was again abused by a family friend and an uncle a couple of years later -- ongoing abuse that she kept silent. She moves from house to house from her moms house to her grandmother house to her cousin house and so on .Lets just say life for her wasn't easy growing up but that didn’t stop her from being smart and dedicated to school. Oprah went to Wharton Elementary School and was skipped a grade for the second time and was place in the third grade class.
famous for
Famous For
  • Many people in the world looks up to Oprah. She had made a great impact on people lives all around the world . Coming from an abusive upbringing to be one of Americas most wealthy and successful women is a great accomplishment . Oprah is also famous for her T.V. show.
simple facts
Simple facts
  • Born: January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi
  • Greatest black philanthropist in American history
  • Own more the one home in Montecito , California. Winfrey also owns a house in Lavallette , new jersey, an apartment in Chicago, an estate on fisher land, Florida, a house in Douglasville, Georgia and a ski house in telluride, Colorado and property on Maui, Hawaii and Antigua.
  • Oprah is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her talk show. Which is the highest-rated program of its kind in history. She is the richest African American of the 20th century.
  • Oprah became a millionaire at age 32 when her talk show went national . At age 41, Winfrey had a net worth of $340 million and replaced Bill Cosby. She is the only African American to rank among America's 400 richest people every year. Oprah was the highest paid TV entertainer in the United States in 2006, earning an estimated $260 million during that year.
  • Oprah one many awards her are a few .
  • In 1986 Oprah was Nominated the Oscar award. She was the best Supporting Actress in the movie : The Color Purple.
  • In People Choice Awards she won Favorite Female Television Performer in 1997and also in 1998.
  • Peabody awards: In 1995: Personal Award