Introduction Oprah was the first black female to host her own show. She was known as “The Little Speaker” in her church and she was paid $ 500 to make a speech. When she was 16, she received a full scholarship from Tennessee State University. From 1984, she started hosting shows which was later renamed as “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. She acted in a movie called “The Color Purple” and received an Academy Award which added a feather to her crown.
Oprah’s Childhood Oprah lived with her grandmother, Hattie Mae Lee from age 3. Since then she was fond of books and started reading and writing before Kindergarten. She began reading the Bible and eventually began to give speeches at the church.
Real Name Oprah Winfrey’s real name was supposed to be Ruth Gail Winfrey, but her name was written wrong on her Birth Certificate. So, everyone called her “Oprah Gail Winfrey”.
Skipping Grades Oprah learned to read at home and skipped Kindergarten and second Grade.
Early Jobs At the age of 17 she worked as a Reporter for a Local Radio Station.
Show Time!!! She was the first African-American female to be on a Talk show.
Church Speeches Oprah gained her fame for her Great Speeches at an early age in her Church.
About Oprah Winfrey - Now She is still alive and enjoys her life in Chicago, Illinois responding to her Fans.....
Oprah Winfrey Helps Africa!!!!!!!! Oprah Gail Winfrey helped Africa build a school for the children. She was very excited to see the children happy! Thanks Oprah!!!!