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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 Winfrey -- I'm Still a Cash Cow

Oprah Winfrey
I'm Still a CASH COW

Oprah may be on channel 1527 but it ain't stopping her "Favorite Things" from selling like hotcakes.TMZ spoke with a bunch of the companies on the 2013 edition of O's famous list and every single… READ MORE >

Oprah Winfrey -- You're Paying Too Much For My Old Crap

Oprah Winfrey
You're Paying Too Much ... For My Old Crap

You paid too much! And you paid too much! Everybody paid too much for Oprah Winfrey's old junk at her estate sale today ... and the Big O was shocked.Oprah and BFF Gayle King were front and center… READ MORE >

- 384 days ago
Oprah's Dad Schemed To Cut Stepmom Out of Barbershop In Divorce

Oprah
Dad Schemed To Screw Stepmom Out of Barbershop

Oprah Winfrey's adulterous dad tried to screw Oprah's stepmom out of profits for the sale of their barber shop ... and the judge may be insinuating Oprah was in on it.In divorce documents --… READ MORE >

- 385 days ago
Oprah Tries to Land Big Lamar Odom Interview

Oprah
Tries to Land Big Lamar Sit-Down

Oprah Winfrey is making a full-court press to get Lamar Odom to sit down and unload ... sources connected with both O and Lamar tell TMZ.We're told no deal has been made, but there… READ MORE >

- 401 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- Cuts Lindsay Lohan's Parents, Makes BIG Mistake

Oprah Winfrey
Cuts LiLo's Parents ... Makes Big Mistake

It's not like Oprah Winfrey to screw up when it comes to TV programming, but she just made a huge mistake by cutting Lindsay Lohan's mom and dad from her reality show. C'mon O ... everyone knows… READ MORE >

- 416 days ago
Lindsay Lohan -- Oprah Scared the Crap Out of Her

Lindsay Lohan
Oprah Scared the Crap Out of Her

Lindsay Lohan will get to keep her huge paycheck from Oprah Winfrey ... but only after an intense showdown between O and LiLo ... TMZ has learned.We've confirmed ... Lindsay was a… READ MORE >

- 421 days ago
Jimmy Iovine -- Throws BALLER Emmy/BD Party

Jimmy Iovine
Throws BALLER Emmy/BD Party

Jimmy Iovine threw the dopest party ever at his house in L.A. last night -- and here's the thing ... Oprah wasn't the big star there.A star struck Oprah gushed that she got to meet Mick Jagger for… READ MORE >

- 425 days ago
Lindsay Lohan to Oprah:  I'm An Addict ... Booze With a Little Coke

Lindsay to Oprah
I'm An Addict Booze With a Little Coke

Lindsay Lohan calmly told Oprah Winfrey she's an addict, and her poison of choice has always been alcohol, but she definitely dabbled in cocaine.You gotta watch the way Lindsay handles herself ...… READ MORE >

- 459 days ago
Passive Aggressive Oprah -- Gives BS Apology for Switzerland Racist Flap

Passive Aggressive Oprah
Gives BS Apology for Switzerland Racist Flap

Oprah Winfrey says she's kinda sorta "sorry" for the fallout that ensued after she told the media about a "racist" encounter at a purse store in Switzerland ... saying, "I'm really sorry that it… READ MORE >

- 465 days ago
Oprah -- Gets APOLOGY from Switzerland After Racist Incident

Oprah Winfrey
Gets Swiss Apology After Racist Incident at Purse Store

The entire country of Switzerland is begging for Oprah Winfrey's forgiveness ... after a racist shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a handbag because it was "too expensive" for O.The… READ MORE >

- 469 days ago

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