Oprah Essay

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An Inspirational Entertainer:
One of the most inspiring people on this earth today, for her
sticking with it she is also one of the richest woman known today.
Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954. She had many troubled times while growing up but she over came many of those. She always thought she would do well in life, and learned many things to help her in her life through   those conflicts. The things she learned she put into perspective and worked her way up to be a news reporter and she eventually built up a very, very successful talk show that everyone wanted to be on.   She taught many people to stand up for their freedom.   She interviewed Movie Stars, Presidents, and ordinary people.   Oprah was also a big actor when she was younger. She also made many generous donations to helpless people.   Now Oprah is named richest woman on earth. Oprah   never got married either. Oprah one of   the most inspiriting   woman alive, she had many troubles but rose above them to make a very successful life..

Oprah was born and raised seventy miles away from Jackson, Mississippi in Kosciusko.   Oprah’s parents never got married, her father, Vernon lived 250 miles away from   her mother, Vernita in Tennessee.   Oprah’s father never even knew about her birth until Vernita sent a note to Vernon asking for him to send clothes.   Several years later Oprah had an unsettled childhood moving all around from her mother to grandparents then back to her mom several times.   Finally she went to live with her Father.   She left her mom because her mom had several other children that she could barely take care of.   During all of this Oprah was abused both physically and sexually abused from the age of   nine through fourteen.   At the age of thirteen she ran away because of the abuse.   At fourteen she was out on her own and got pregnant, her son died immediately after birth.   According to Ken Lawrence, Oprah chooses not to be a mom because as a child her mom didn’t mother her....

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