Oprah Winfrey is well known American TV personality, actor, author, and Entrepreneur. She is amongst the richest and most powerful black women on the planet. She is best known for hosting ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. She is also the founder and CEO of ‘Oprah Winfrey Network’. Let’s find out more about how much is Oprah Winfrey’s net worth in 2018.
Oprah Winfrey was born as Orpah Gail Winfrey in 1954 on 29th January in Mississippi, the USA to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. She also has three siblings named Patricia Lofton, Jeffrey Lee and Patricia Lee Lloyd.
She went to East Literate Magnate School and Nicolet High School to complete her education. Later she completed her graduation from Tennessee State University. She moved to different states in the USA like New Jersey, California, Florida, Illinois, and Hawaii during her childhood.
She married her husband Stedman Graham in 1986. The couple doesn’t have any children together. Oprah stands by her decision of not having kids as a good thing, as she feels that she would have turned out to be a good mother. In 1968, Oprah gave birth to a baby named Canaan who was unable to survive and died in the same year. Since then she decided not to have kids in the future. She is an active supporter of Democratic Party and even participated in the Obama Campaign from 2006-08.
Oprah Winfrey started off her career in the entertainment business in 1983. She initially started looking for work as an actress. During this time she also worked as a model for some local magazines. Her show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ first aired on Television in 1986, which continued till 2011. In those years she interviewed some of the biggest celebrities in the world, like Will Smith, Rihanna, and Jim Carrey etc. In 2011, she founded ‘Oprah Winfrey Network’. She has produced over two dozens of TV and movie projects since then.
Oprah made her big movie debut in 1985 from ‘The Color Purple’. Some of her other works include ‘Native Son’, ‘There Are No Children Here’, ‘Lincoln’, ‘Beloved’, ‘Bee Movie’, ‘The Princess and the Frog’, ‘Our Friend Martin’, ‘The Butler’, ‘The Star’, ‘Selma’, ‘Ellen’, and ‘Greenleaf’. She has also co-authored three books titled ‘Viking’, ‘The Real Story’, and ‘Dude, Where’s My Country?’.
Oprah Winfrey is often criticised for having an emotion-centred approach while unleashing controversial cultural self-help ideas. This is one of the main reason why her show became so popular. Oprah wasn’t afraid of asking emotion questions from her guests.
She also talked about Taboo topics like Sex, mental health, Law of Attraction and magic on her show. She openly expressed her belief and faith for her ideologies on the show which inspired others to follow their own soul.
Awards & Achievements
Oprah Winfrey has won 1 ‘Academy Award’, 21 ‘Daytime Emmy Awards’, 1 ‘Tony Award’, 3 ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’, 12 ‘NAACP Image Awards’, ‘1998 Jefferson Awards for Public Service’.
Net Worth of Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has an estimated net worth of over $3 billion. In 2013, she had an estimated salary of $75 million according to Wikipedia.com, which has surely grown in the past few years. Oprah is a face for several big brands, which help her make millions.
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most influential black women on the planet. She is everything a woman should be and more. She is a successful, beautiful, strong, independent, loving, and powerful. She started off her career as common women, who transformed her life, by becoming one of the richest females on the planet. Oprah Winfrey is an inspiration, who can motivate you to become successful with her life story.