Oprah Winfrey Net worth 2019… Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, producer and media proprietor. Oprah is known from her show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’, one of the highest rated TV program. She is also known as the ‘Queen of Media’ and has collaborated with Ellen Degeneres, also a popular host.
As of 2018, the net worth of Oprah Winfrey is estimated to be $3.2 billion, which makes her the richest female TV host.
Oprah Winfrey (Orpah Gail Winfrey) was on the 29th of January, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi.
Oprah Winfrey was born to Vernita Lee (mother) and Vernon Winfrey (father). Her name was supposedly Orpah from the bible but due to difficulty in spelling and pronunciation, she was called Oprah.
Her parents separated after she was born and left her in the care of her maternal grandmother. Oprah went back to stay with her mother and at the age of nine, she began to have a rough childhood. She was a victim of sexual abuse by friends of her mother, Vernita. After some time of bad influence and behavior, she later went on to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee.
Oprah Winfrey attended Nashville East High School, where she took part in debate, drama and was also a member of the student council. She later won a scholarship to Tennessee State University where she was crowned Miss Black Nashville and also Miss Tennessee during her freshman year. She studied Communications.
Oprah Winfrey got her first job with WVOL, a local Nashville radio station. Oprah got a job in 1976, where she hosted the TV show ‘People are Talking’, in 1986, she had her breakthrough when she began her own TV show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’, one of the most successful and highly rated TV shows.
Oprah has remained a role model for women especially black American women. Her show has focused on spirituality, self improvement and self-help. She also wrote a diet book and other books, which has been sold worldwide.
Oprah declared her support in 2008 for Barrack Obama, which helped him gain millions of votes in the election. She also opened a book club, and has been nominated for an Oscar n the film ‘A Colour Purple’.
Oprah Winfrey is known to be one of the most successful hostesses in the world and has influenced many in the course of her career.
Oprah Winfrey Net worth
- $2.6 billion
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