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Oprah Winfrey

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

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Oprah -- Leads Chant Supporting Harriet Tubman $20 Bill!!! (VIDEO)

Oprah
Leads Chant Supporting Tubman $20 Bill!!!

Oprah Winfrey could not contain her excitement over the announcement that Harriet Tubman will grace the front of the $20 bill. Oprah led a chant Wednesday, telling our photog Harriet was her #1… READ MORE >

Oprah -- Kelly Ripa Shouldn't Have Been Told That Way (VIDEO)

Oprah
Kelly Ripa Shouldn't Have Been Told That Way

Oprah Winfrey was shocked that Kelly Ripa was blindsided by the big announcement Michael Strahan's leaving her, and the queen thinks it's just plain wrong. Oprah didn't know the details, so our… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Oprah, Barry Diller -- All Hail to King and Queen at Oscar Party (PHOTO)

Oprah, Barry Diller
All Hail to King and Queen ... At Oscar Party

Oprah and Barry Diller were arm-in-arm at Barry's pre-Oscar party Saturday at his Bev Hills home. It was a big bash ... Kelly Ripa, Julianne Moore, Naomi Campbell, Rachel Zoe and a bunch of other… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- Loses $24 Million in One Day ... Thanks, Weight Watchers!

Oprah Winfrey
Loses $24 Million in One Day ... Thanks, Weight Watchers!

Oprah Winfrey took a very unwanted bath after Weight Watchers stock took a huge hit.  WW shares dropped a whopping 20 percent when the company reported a 21 percent drop in… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Oprah -- Aloha, Everyone's Going ... To Hawaiiiiiiiiii!!! (PHOTO)

Oprah
Aloha, Everyone's Going To Hawaiiiiiiiiii!!!

Oprah is still in the giving biz, as she hooked up her OWN crew with what she'd call a little field trip -- and the rest of us would call a balling out luxury vacay. O took her team to the Four… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
TMZ's Best of Oprah Winfrey ... Happy Birthday, O!

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- 98 days ago
Lance Armstrong -- Oprah Kicked My Ass ... 'I Wasn't Ready for Her'

Lance Armstrong
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- 142 days ago
Maria Shriver -- WINS 60th Birthday Bash Contest ... Serenaded by Stevie Wonder

Maria Shriver
WINS 60TH Birthday Bash Contest Serenaded By Stevie Wonder

Maria Shriver didn't have a highly publicized 60th birthday party Friday night, but there's no denying ... it was the best party in town. The guest list was impossible to beat ... Oprah, Tom Hanks… READ MORE >

- 181 days ago
Oprah -- Everybody Loves Me!! Even My Competition

Oprah
Everybody Loves Me!! Even My Competition

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- 199 days ago
Bob Harper -- Oprah's a Perfect Fit For Weight Watchers (VIDEO)

Bob Harper
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- 199 days ago

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