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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
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Oprah is the billionaire queen of media, but she's still no match for royalty when it comes to sailing the Mediterranean. The Big O and gal pal Gayle King were spotted off the coast of Ibiza on… READ MORE >

Miss USA Finalists -- Give Oprah $10 Bill ... Even If She's Alive (VIDEO)

Miss USA Finalists
Give Oprah $10 Bill ... Even If She's Alive

The new Miss USA, and one of the runners-up, sucked up to Oprah Winfrey ... BIG TIME -- demanding her face be slapped on the new $10 bill, even though she's lacking a… READ MORE >

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Bobbi Kristina -- Family, Not Oprah Took Heroic Steps to Save Her

Bobbi Kristina
Family, Not Oprah Took Heroic Steps to Save Her

Bobbi Kristina's family is pissed over reports that Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry orchestrated a Hail Mary to save BK's life ... when they had nothing to do with it.    Sources… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
Oprah Sent Duggar Family Packing After Molestation Tip

Oprah
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Oprah Winfrey took swift action when her production company got a tip that Josh Duggar had molested young girls, including some of his sisters, refusing to go through with a scheduled appearance… READ MORE >

- 106 days ago
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You get a turnip, and you get a turnip -- everyone gets a turnip!Or at least that's what we imagine Oprah Winfrey's saying every time she shares an epic harvest photo from her Montecito estate.… READ MORE >

- 106 days ago
Baltimore Riots Mom Toya Graham -- Oprah Gave Me Thumbs Up For Smackdown On My Son

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It's one thing for the media to call you mother of the year -- but the so-called "Baltimore Riots mom" got an even better stamp of approval ... from Oprah… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Oprah -- I Won't Be Conned!!!

Oprah
I Won't Be Conned!!

You get a lawsuit, and YOU get a lawsuit ... the Florida couple who thought they could pull a fast one on OWN by pretending they were Oprah Winfrey's assistants, employees and even family members… READ MORE >

- 141 days ago
Oprah Winfrey -- Check Out My Nudes! They're All for Sale

Oprah Winfrey
Look at My Nudes! They're All for Sale

Oprah Winfrey is holding the yard sale to end all yard sales -- in the form of a massive online auction -- and the items up for sale reveal ... Oprah's a little bit of a freak.   Look past… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
Karrueche Tran -- I Kicked Oprah's People Out of My House!

Karrueche Tran
I Kicked Oprah's People Out of My House

Karrueche Tran kicked the OWN Network out of her home ... because she felt the interviewer was passing judgment on her for her relationship with Chris Brown. We're told Tran sat down at her… READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
Martha Stewart -- Throws Oprah Under the #TBT Bus

Martha Stewart
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