From poverty to international fame: the real life of the most famous American television host looks like a fairy tale and it’s been inspiring thousands of women worldwide.
Oprah Winfrey was born in 1954 in Tennessee. Her parents separated soon after her birth and she was mainly raised by her grandparents in Mississippi. At that time, racism was still deep-rooted in American society and being a black girl was not easy. She was victim of sexual abuse at the age of 14, she got pregnant and her son died in infancy which left a deep mark on her life. She spent her teenage years in Nashville with her father and his new wife and she was so good at school that she got a scholarship to enter the Tennessee State University where she studied “Speech and Performing Arts”. After graduation, Oprah started working in some local radio and tv stations but the turning point in her career was a Chicago talk show she began to host during her 30s. Within a month, it started to lead the ratings and after a couple of years it was renamed “Oprah Winfrey Show” and it was broadcasted across the whole nation.
Oprah’s success is mainly due to her empathy and her ability to make people feel so at ease that they open up completely during the show. Oprah is not only the “Queen of All Media” (like she is often referred to in the US) but she’s also a businesswoman (she owns Oprah Magazine and Oprah Winfrey Network) and a philanthropist (she set-up The Angel Network, an association helping poor girls in South Africa). According to Forbes, she is the richest Afro-American woman of the 21st century so far.
From this amazing woman, we have shortlisted the most inspirational quotes by Oprah Winfrey for your reading pleasure:
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