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Oprah Winfrey by Taylor

  1. 1. Oprah Winfrey By Taylor Landow
  2. 2. On May 20, 2007, The Elise Wiesel Foundation honored Oprah Winfrey with its Humanitarian Award. The award was for people who were outstanding individuals, who use there time to fight indifference. Oprah was one of the many people to get this award. In 2003 Oprah became the first African American to reach a billionaire status. She has been an influence in the world for a long time. http://www.myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=oprahhero
  3. 3. Oprah's Childhood • Oprah was born January 29th 1954. • Her full name was Oprah Gail Winfrey. • She grew up with three other siblings, Patricia Lloyd, Patricia Lee, and Jeffery Lee. • Oprah was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/bio
  4. 4. Oprah's Education • When Oprah was younger then three, she was a great reader and writer. • Her grandma decided to enroll her in school at a very young age. • She had to be ahead a few grades because of her skills. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/bio
  5. 5. Oprah's Childhood • Oprah was raised by her grandmother who had a farm. • Oprah's only friends were the farm animals that were on her grandmothers farm. • Later her mom then decided that it would be best if Oprah lived with her father. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/bio
  6. 6. Education • When Oprah lived with her father he was very strict and made education her number one priority. • Oprah attended Nashville East High School. • Oprah was also elected school president and met with president Richard Nixon being apart of public speaking classes in her high-school. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/bio
  7. 7. Nashville East High School Oprah's High School
  8. 8. Education • During the last year of high-school, Oprah was rehearsing with her drama class when a local radio station, WVOL spotted her and asked her if she would like to read on radio. Oprah was then given a job reading the news on the radio. Oprah soon entered into a public speaking contest where the grand prize was a scholarship to Tennessee State University. Oprah won the contest and received a scholarship to Tennessee State University where she majored in Speech Communications and Performing Arts. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/bio
  9. 9. Starting her Career • During her college education, Oprah was offered a job as a co-anchor on the CBS television station, she declined several times before she was convinced by her speech professor that it may be the ultimate step to launch her career. http://www.notablebiographies.com/We-Z/Winfrey-Oprah.html
  10. 10. The Oprah Winfrey Show • In 1981, Oprah sent recorded tapes of the show to a talk-show in Chicago called A.M. Chicago. They immediately offered her the job and in September of 1985, she changed the name of the show to, "The Oprah Winfrey Show". The first broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show was on September,8,1986 it broadcasted nationally http://www.notablebiographies.com/We-Z/Winfrey-Oprah.html
  11. 11. Oprah's Compassion • As Oprah’s wealth and influence have grown, so has her compassion. In 2000, Oprah's Angel Network began presenting a $100,000 "Use Your Life Award" to people who helped improve the lives of others. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Oprah has donated more than $50 million to charity, including 50 local organizations such as the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Children's Memorial Hospital and the Chicago Academy of the Arts. After selling off some of her clothes, Oprah donated a box full of money—including a $1 million check—to Chicago’s Providence St. Mel School. http://www.myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=oprahhero
  12. 12. Timeline 1981 Oprah sent recorded tapes of the show to a talkshow in Chicago called A.M. Chicago 1985 1986 They offered her a job The show broadcasted nationally http://www.myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=oprahhero 1998 Oprah stared in two movies 2000 2011 Oprah's Oprah Winfrey first received a Jean issue Hersholt came Humanitarian Award out from the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences.
  13. 13. Why Oprah is a Hero • Oprah started a foundation called "The Oprah Winfrey Foundation". • The foundation helped people with the inspiration, empowerment, education and well-being of women, children and families around the world. • Oprah has contributed millions of dollars towards providing a better education for underserved students. factmonster.com
  14. 14. Why I picked Oprah I picked Oprah because I think she is a great influence for anyone. She shows how anyone can make a difference in the world. She went from not really having everything to a millionaire. I think it is amazing how she is helping people because she knows how it feels because it was her at one point.
  15. 15. Everyone can learn a lot from Oprah. She was one of the many people in the world that made a difference. She has helped many people.
  16. 16. Bibliography • http://www.myhero.com/go/hero.asp? hero=oprahhero • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001856/bio • http://www.factmonster.com
  17. 17. My Hero Project Taylor Landow

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