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Transcript of Oprah Winfrey
•Often moved from one family member to the other
•Was born in a low income area, unmarried teen parents
•Stayed with her father for 14 years where she got an high school education
•She was the victim of a sexual offense at age 9- 14
At 14, had a son who died at infancy Oprah 4 years old Did you know.... Oprah knew how to read at the age of two and a half years old In 1971, got a job as a partime job as a news caster on Nashville WVOL radio station Hired by WTVF TV as a news anchor and reporter But Oprah started to post opinions on news and got fired Oprah discovered her talent, talking about anything with her opinions Got in a morning show called AM Morning Chicago Show got popluar cause of her personality Developing Skills Continued The show expanded to one hour and was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show from AM CHICAGO.
It entered national syndication in 1986, becoming the highest-rated talk show in television history. In 1985
She starred in 'The Color Purple'.
Her performance in the film earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and nominations for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress Oprah in the Colour Purple Developing Skills 1988 In 1988, she established Harpo Studios, a production facility in Chicago, making her the third woman in the American entertainment industry to own her own studio. *Overcame tough personal odds to strike it rich in media and entertainment.” (Forbes, 2010) *Overcame tough personal odds to strike it rich in media and entertainment.” (Forbes, 2010) *One of the fourteen self-made female billionaires who earned their fortunes- Entirely Self Made *Net worth as $290 million dollars in 2011 (Forbes) *Overcame poverty and now is successful Wealthiest African-American female Oprah is one of the most influentical leaders Did you know ....... Obama and Oprah Oprah is one of the main reason why Barack Obama won She liked Obama as President so the audience followed her lead. This is called the Oprah Effect Oprah Gail Winfrey Who is Oprah Gail Winfrey? Why is she important? What did Oprah do? Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfery Early Life In 1973 Road To Fame.... After years of hardwork Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. -Oprah Winfrey Why is Oprah Important? The Angel Network Founded in 1988
The program was only to asking donate for spare change This program encourged people around the world to make a difference. 150 scholarships given through The Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Volunteer time to build 200 homes with Habitat for Humanity Original Plan Why is the Angel Network Important Due to the fact Oprah is one of the most influential person in the world, she used a power in a good way to make the world a better place Oprah Bill In of the Oprah Winfrey Episodes She started a campaign to help children who are being abused. Before Oprah told the abuse done to children:
Children are being used to do illegal trade
Many children were abused from adults
Kids were hurt and often injured from parents Her Hardwork of awarness created a new law called the Oprah Bill to stop Child Abuse How does Oprah Inspire people She educates people on different things in life. Like faith, value, and positive thinking.
She promotes you living your best life by having guest informing you of things you can do to for better health. Life Style Using Her Head Opens up other avenues of thought
Uses her own experiences to educate people.
Creates other ways of thinking Examples:
She has helped council people who were struggling with being overweight, abused, and with their sexual identity Her Talk She brings to the public, things that aren't normally talked about to help people who have had such things happen in their lives. Her Head Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls The Oprah Winfrey Foundation Was established to support the empowerment, education and health of women, children and families. The school will teach girls to be the
Best human beings they can be
Training them to become decision makers and leaders
Allowing them to explore the changing world through advanced technology "Education is the way to move mountains, to build bridges, to change the world” THE END She has donated at least over 50 million dollors To conclude...... Oprah is a influential leader due to her donations, background (african black and from a low income area), her success and her personality which she expresses on her show. Her efforts have caused America to protect kids, her donations helped and supported women empowerment in South Africa and education. Truly Oprah Winfrey has changed the world -Oprah Winfrey