WHO IS OPRAH WINFREY ?
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American entrepreneur, TV
show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
She's the chairman of Harpo, Inc.
She is the only African American billionaire with an
estimated net worth of $2.9 billion.
She's the first black woman to own and run a
television network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Launched on January 1, 2011 .
Born : January 29,1954.
1970: at age 19 she became the first African woman to
anchor the news in Nashville at WTVF.
1984: became the host of AM Chicago.
1986: The Oprah Winfrey show was born.
1988: Harpo studios was established.
1993: Bill Clinton signed the “Oprah Bill” which
was the national child protection.
1997: Oprah’s Angel network was founded.
2000: Oprah started her magazine O,the Oprah
2004: O at home her home magazine was
Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a
teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city
Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable
hardship during her childhood.
OPRAH AT COLLEGE
Oprah began her college at
Tennessee State in 1972
She won the “Miss Black
Tennessee beauty pageant”
Was offered an on-air job at
WVOL, a radio station serving
the African American community
Auditioned for a television show
and “became the first black
person ever to be a news –show
anchor on Nashville television”
HITTING THE BIG TIME
1976, she moved to Baltimore she co-hosted her first talk
show , People are Talking.
In 1984,she was invited to Chicago to host a faltering
half -hour morning program on WLS-TV.
In less than a year ,she turned AM Chicago into the hottest
show in town, The format was soon expanded to an hour
,and in september1985 it was renamed The Oprah Winfrey
The Oprah Winfrey show broadcast nationally, and
quickly become the number one talk show in national
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW
The Oprah Winfrey Show is the highest-rated TV talk
show in history, seen in 110 countries and was
internationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. The series
finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show aired on May 25,
In 1988, Oprah founded her own production facility,
Harpo Studios which employs around 250 full-time
people in television and film production, magazine
publishing, and online media.
She is also co-founder of Oxygen Media, which
operates the Oxygen Network, a cable network for
women reaching more than 54 million viewers.
In 1985 Oprah gave a breakout performance as
"Sofia" in Stephen Spielberg's The Color Purple,
garnering both Golden Globe and Oscar
In 1990, she founded Harpo Films to work on
projects based on contemporary and classic
Harpo has a long-term deal with ABC to produce
the "Oprah Winfrey Presents" telefilms.
In 2000, in partnership with Hearst Magazines, Oprah
launched O, The Oprah Magazine, a monthly magazine.
It become one of today's top
women's lifestyle publications.
It now has a circulation of
more than two million monthly
Fortune called it "the most
successful startup ever in the
In 2004, she launched O at
Home, a seasonal home design
With three million users per month generating 45 million
page views, Oprah.com is one of the top women's lifestyle
It's also the home of Oprah's Book Club, now the largest
book club in the world with more than half a million
It's also the home of Live Your Best Life, an multimedia
section featuring Oprah's personal life stories, life lessons,
and an interactive workbook.
Gives presents to children in Africa during Christmas
time where she is known as”Mama Oprah”
She donates funds to historically black colleges all over
She is known for giving away elaborate gifts to her
guests and audience members
MONEY MONEY MONEY……..!!!!
Net Worth:$2.9 Billion
Annual Salary:$300 Million Per Year
The Oprah Winfrey Show:$315,000,000/year
- a beautiful apartment in Chicago,
- a big house in New Jersey,
- an estate in Florida,
- a ski house in Colorado,
- a house in Douglasville, Georgia, and land on
Maui, Hawaii and Antigua.
-currently lives on “The Promised Land” where she
has 14 bathrooms and 10 exquisite fireplaces.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
1987:First Emmy award for best talk/service show host and best
1989:Entertainer of the year award from The National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People's
1991:Initiated the National Child Protection Act
1995:won an Emmy for Best Talk Show
-Best Host for the second year in a row,
-Became the first woman and the only black on Forbes list of 400
1996:The George Foster Peabody's Individual Achievement
1998:A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daytime Emmy
2002:The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award
2005: Oprah was named by Time magazine as one of the 100
most influential people of the year
2011: the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
-Ranked in 9th place in public poll of the greatest Americans
-First black person listed by Business Week as one of America's
top 50 most generous philanthropists
-she is the only person to have been included in the list of Time
Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, all eight
15 INSPIRING BUSINESS LESSONS FROM
1.) Be True to Your Self
2.) Respond to Prejudice with Excellence
3.) If You Haven’t Fallen, You Haven’t Walked
4.) Find the Good in the Bad
5.) Challenge the Status Quo
6.) Follow Your Gut
7.) Make Your Own Luck
8.) Help Yourself by Helping Others
9.) Say “Thank You” More
10.) Know How to Slow Down
11.) Choose Your Friends Wisely
12.) There is No Big Secret
13.) It’s Easier to Succeed While Doing What You Love
14.) Own Everything You Do
15.) You’re In Charge
She appears on every list of the world’s leading
opinion-makers, and has been rightly called
“THE MOST POWERFUL ENTERPRENUER
WOMAN IN THE WORLD”