Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American talk show host, producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She was born on 29, January 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to a teenage mum, Vernita Lee.
Her mum worked as a maid leaving her under the care of her grandmother Hattie Mae during the first years of her life. She later grew up under the care of her father, Vernon Winfrey, who was a barber and a businessman, in Nashville Tennessee.
She got a radio job while still in high school and even won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant at the age of 17. By the time she was 19, she was already a co-anchor for the local evening news.
Oprah became wildly famous through her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which lasted for 25 years from 1986 to 2011. The show became the highest-rated television talk show in the United States and was broadcast in over 130 countries across the world.
In 2011, Oprah launched her own TV network, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). She is credited as having revolutionized talk shows by bringing about intimate, confessional forms of media communication. She made tabloid talk shows popular with her own unique touch.
Oprah has severally been ranked as the most influential woman in the world. She was at one time the world's only black billionaire and has been recognized as one of the greatest black philanthropists in history.
Through the years, Oprah has grown to become a recognizable figure worldwide and a global icon. From being admitted into the National Women's Hall of Fame to winning 18 Daytime Emmy Awards, and building schools for girls, Oprah has had her hands in many things.
She is a highly revered woman, an idol, and an inspiration for many. Here is a carefully curated collection of her most notable and memorable quotes.