Oprah had a gay half-brother who died of AIDS. Oprah has 7 different homes/get away spots. Oprah was raped at age 9 Oprah had a kid at age 14 (her son died in infancy) At age 17, Oprah was Miss Black Tennessee. Donated $10 million personally to Hurricane Katrina relief. Oprah organized two fundraiser's in 2007 and 2008 to help support then presidential candidate, Barack Obama. After running away from her mother's home at age 13, Oprah was sent to a juvenile detention center. However, she was denied entry due to a lack of space. She was then sent to Nashville to live with her father.
Girls only boarding-school in Meyerton, South Africa. Officially opened in January of 2007. Oprah said the academy was created to provide educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds in South Africa who exhibited leadership qualities for making a difference in the world. Donated 40 million
On January 15, 2008, Winfrey and Discovery Communications announced plans to change Discovery Health Channel into a new channel called OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. OWN will debut at an unspecified time in 2010. It was scheduled to launch in 2009, but has since been delayed. It will be available in more than 70 million homes because of the present position of Discovery Health Channel.
A book discussion club segment of the American talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, highlighting books chosen by Oprah. First Issue: September 1996 averages about 5 per year.
&quot;...one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th Century&quot; and &quot;...one of the most influential people&quot; of 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008&quot; by Time &quot;...arguably the most influential woman in the world&quot; American Spectator &quot;...arguably the world's most powerful woman&quot; by CNN and Time.com
In the U.S. alone her show is viewed by an estimated 30 million people a week, though her U.S. audience has fallen by half over the past 10 years. The Wall Street Journal reported that MBC 4, an Arab satellite channel, centered its entire programming around reruns of her show because it was drawing record numbers of female viewers in Saudi Arabia
It is a three-day celebration honoring twenty-five African American women in the fields of art, entertainment, and civil rights.
1986:Nominated for one academy award for best supporting actress in &quot;The Color Purple&quot; 2002: Emmy Award Winner 1986: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for The Color Purple Nominated 8 times for People's Choice Award (won in 1988, 1997, 1998, 2004)
April 19, 2000 As of June, 2004, it sold over 2.7 million copies Oprah has exclusively appeared on the cover of each issue. The first shared cover is her April 2009 issue in which she appears with the First Lady Michelle Obama. The second shared cover will be with fellow daytime host Ellen DeGeneres on an upcoming issue.
She is an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine and is the best friend of Oprah Winfrey. She has previously worked as a television news anchor and talk show host. King was also instrumental in the planning and creation of the Legends Weekend. Gayle and Oprah have been accused of being gay. But they are not. Although a quote from Gayle makes it very suspicious. &quot;I have to admit, if Oprah were a man, I would marry her.&quot;
In a 1997 episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, Oprah invited viewers to join her in using their lives to improve the lives of others. What began as a campaign to encourage viewers to collect spare change for 150 scholarships given through The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and to volunteer time to build 200 homes for the needy with Habitat for Humanity International™, evolved into the charity known today as Oprah’s Angel Network.
Winfrey was named as the '2008 Person of the Year' by animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). According to PETA, Winfrey uses her fame and listening audience to help the less fortunate, including animals.