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Lala Redcloud

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Jefferson Middle

on 23 February 2013

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Oprah Winfrey! When and Where? Born on January 29, 1954. Childhood! Oprah was 9 when she was raped by her 19 yr.
old cousin! 1986 Winfrey launched the Oprah Winfrey Show
as a nationally syndicated program. With it's
placement on 120 channels and an audience of 10
million people, the show grossed $125 million by
the end of it's first year, of which Winfrey received
$30 million. She soon gained ownership of the
program from ABC, drawing it under the control
of her now production company, Harpo
Productions ( Oprah spelled backwards)
and making more and more money
from syndication. 2007 She campaigned for Democratic presidential hopeful
Barack Obama in December 2007, attracting the largest
crowds of the primary season to that point, Winfrey joined Obama for a series of rallies in the early primary
caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. It was the first time Winfrey had ever campaigned for a political candidate Film Actress,Entrepreneur, Producer, Philanthropist, Talk show host, and Television producer! Kosciusko, Mississippi. Oprah was 13 when she ran away due to her years of abuse! She wasn't born into a rich family or even middle class family! A Big Surprise! In her final season of
her talk show, Oprah made ratings soar when she revealed a family secret: She has a half-sister named Patricia. Oprah's mother gave birth to a baby girl in 1963. At the time, Oprah was 9 yrs. old, and living with her father. Lee put the child up for adoption because she believed she wouldn't be able to get off public assistance if she had another child to care for. Patricia lived in a series of foster homes until she was 7 yrs. old. Patricia tried to connect
with her birth mother through
her adoption agency after she
became an adult, but Lee did
not want to meet her. After doing some research, she approached a niece of Winfrey's and the 2 had DNA tests done which proved they were related. Winfrey only learned of her sister's existence a few months before she made the decision to publicize the knowledge. Accomplishments! Oprah Winfrey is an American Television host and 1 of the most influential media personalities known today. Oprah is known as a philanthropist, who has overcome a traumatic childhood and gained recognition for her work. She was the richest single black woman in the world. In 1987 she won her first Emmy Award for best talk/service Show host and best show. She invested $40 million and much of time creating the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls. She ranked in 9th place in public poll of the greatest Americans!
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