Oprah Winfrey: America's Most Famous Activist

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Americas Beloved It’s a great thing to come from the bottom and reach the top. However things aren’t just handed to you, people have to work hard to get to the pedestals that there in. Oprah Winfrey wasn’t born an entrepreneur but she worked hard to get there. Oprah is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show. This show has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. Not only has she been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, but also the greatest black philanthropist in American history. Oprah was born into big poverty in Mississippi. She spent her first years on her grandmother's farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi, while her mother looked for work in the North. At the age of six is when all the…show more content…
Her affection for acting and her aspiration to provide quality entertainment projects into production drove her to form her own production company, Harpo Productions Inc, in 1986. Today Harpo is a formidable force in film and television production, as well as magazine publishing. In 1988, Harpo Productions, Inc gained ownership of all production responsibilities for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Making Oprah the first woman to own and produce her own talk show. The show later on grew on to presenting sensational stories and outrageous guests to attract more viewers. In the 1990’s Oprah began to devote attention to spiritual values, healthy living and self help this made the program more popular than ever. Driven by her terrifying child hood memories Oprah initiated a campaign to establish a national database of convicted child abusers. As the years passed Oprah kept adding to her great list of achievements. Its not always how you start but how you finish things off and how hard you work to change them. Oprah strived to make her life better and she succeeded and then she helped others do the same. She started with nothing and now has it all due to all of her hard

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