Oprah Gail Winfrey, how can you not know that name? Among many things, Winfrey is a very famous (quite an understatement) talk show host, producer, actress, and media proprietor. As you may know, Winfrey is best known for her very successful (again, an understatement) talk show in The Oprah Winfrey Show. Even today, the show remains to be one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in American television history––and that’s saying something.
Known as the ‘Queen of Media,’ Winfrey has been involved in hundreds and thousands of collaborations with some of the biggest, most successful stars all around the world. You name it, she has it.
Oprah Gail Winfrey, born on the 29th of January, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, has gone through a very difficult childhood during her youth. Sexually abused by men who were friends with her mother, Vernita, Winfrey eventually moved with her father, Vernon, to Nashville.
As for her education, she attended Tenessee State University in 1971 where she started to work on her craft in television broadcasting and radio. Five years later, she got her first job hosting for the TV show People Are Talking.
Though she was already living her dream of becoming a host, her biggest breakthrough came in 1986 when she started her very own TV show. You guessed it, The Oprah Winfrey Show. Time and time again, the show has proven it can match up with the best of them in television––topping ratings every time. With that big of an influence, she used that foundation to become a powerful role model for women and most especially empowering black American women.
The Oprah Winfrey Show is a different type of talk show. Sure, there are celebrities that come in and get interviewed, but the main focus of the show has always been on helping others. From spirituality to self-improvement and self-help, that was the goal Winfrey and the rest of the crew had in mind.
With that, Winfrey expanded her reach to not only television but also books. Her books explained and further dived into the world of spiritual topics and responsibility. She has always been a supporter of changing the way you look at your life.
As of 2021, Oprah Winfrey’s net worth stands at $3.5 billion.
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Date of Birth
|January 29, 1954|
Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
Professional Talk Show Host, Actress
Oprah Winfrey. You just hear that name no matter where you are. It’s a name that resounds in all places of the earth. From a simple broadcasting student to the biggest talk show host to ever exist on the planet, what’s most endearing about Oprah Winfrey is her willpower to help those in need. I mean, the talk show is mainly to raise awareness of your surroundings, your life, your current place––not something we think about when we’re all busy working day and night shifts. With that big of a reach and influence, the responsibility of becoming a good role model becomes heavier––and she’s outdone herself in that regard.
Here are some of the most inspiring Oprah Winfrey quotes for you!
Top 5 Oprah Winfrey Quotes
- “Wherever you are in your journey, I hope you, too, will keep encountering challenges. It is a blessing to be able to survive them, to be able to keep putting one foot in front of the other—to be in a position to make the climb up life’s mountain, knowing that the summit still lies ahead. And every experience is a valuable teacher.” – Oprah Winfrey
- “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” – Oprah Winfrey
- “No matter who we are or what we look like or what we may believe, it is both possible and, more importantly, it becomes powerful to come together in common purpose and common effort.” – Oprah Winfrey
- “If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher, higher, the law of averages – not to mention the myth of Icarus – predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure.” – Oprah Winfrey
- “Over the years, I’ve interviewed thousands of people, most of them women, and I would say that the root of every dysfunction I’ve ever encountered, every problem, has been some sense of a lacking of self-value or of self-worth.“– Oprah Winfrey