Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.She has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th centurythe greatest black philanthropist in American history.
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Born: January 29, 1954 (age 59), Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
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Net Worth: $2.9 B As of September 2013
Source of Wealth: Television, self-made
Residence: Montecito, CA
Country of Citizenship: United States
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Tennessee State University
Marital Status: SingleAmerica’s only African-American billionaire appears to have reversed the fortunes of her once-struggling network OWN, which is finally cash flow positive, according to fellow investors the Discovery Channel. OWN’s recent success has been due in part to a string of exclusive TV interviews with headline-grabbers like disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan and out gay NBA player Jason Collins. FORBES’ highest-earning celebrity of 2013 (this year’s haul: $77 million) has also generated Oscar buzz for her performance in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which topped the U.S. box office following its August release. The majority of Winfrey’s net worth still stems from 25 years of her profitable daytime TV show, plus earnings from her Harpo production company, which has a hand in the Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz shows. She continues to support educational causes and has spent more than $100 million on the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.