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Birth Name: Orpah Gail Winfrey Url: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/win0int-1
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Work: Academy of Achievement
Accessdate: August 25, 2008

Birth Date: 1954/1/29
Birth Place: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
Nationality: Americans
| Occupation: *Former Host of ''The Oprah Winfrey Show''*Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions*Chairwoman, CEO, and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network (U.S. TV channel)
Residence: Montecito, California, California, United States
Years Active: 1983–present
Party: Democratic Party (United States)
Website: [http://www.oprah.com/ Oprah.com]
Partner: Stedman Graham (1986-present)
Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her self-titled, multi-award-winning talk show, which has become 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 century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.
Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, claiming to be raped at age nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime-talk-show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.
Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue, which a Yale study claims broke 20th century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream. By the mid 1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality. Though criticized for unleashing confession culture, promoting controversial self-help ideas, and an emotion-centered approach she is often praised for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others. From 2006 to 2008, her support of Barack Obama, by one estimate, d

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