CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 20: People leave the studio from The Oprah Winfrey Show on November 20, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Oprah announced in 2011 she would end her long running talk show. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; born January 29, 1954 is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago. A graduate of Tennessee State University Oprah is the most famous alumnus of the Historically Black College dubbed the “Queen of All Media”,  she is the richest African American of the 20th century and North America’s first black multi-billionaire and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She has also been ranked as one of the most influential woman in the world.

In 1986, Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.


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