So You Think You Know Oprah Winfrey?

9 February 2017

Oprah Winfrey is one of the biggest names in the world. But do you know these fifteen facts about her?

Since late 1990s, the world has been acquainted to the name Oprah Winfrey. Day by day, Oprah brought interesting, touching, or shocking stories from the couches on her talk show to the viewers back home. And so her name began skyrocketing.

Born on January 29th, 1954, Oprah is a world-renowned media mogul now. Some say she is the queen of all media. And that is because she didn’t just host a media program. But she is also the chairwoman and CEO of media companies, Harpo Productions and Oprah Winfrey Network.

With that many topnotch occupations, can you imagine how rich she is? What have she done with all of the money she can get? And how did she get to this point?

Underneath her fame and wealth, there are so much more to tell. And on this article, we cover some of them. So, as you go through each page, you’ll get to know Oprah Winfrey more and more.

15. How did she start it all?

15 Things You Didn't Know about Oprah Winfrey | #15. How did she start it all?
15 Things You Didn’t Know about Oprah Winfrey | #15. How did she start it all? | source: pinterest.com

Every success story has a starting point and so does Oprah’s. A career in media has always been her first choice. Even since she was a kid, she loves to speak. And her grandma once said that little Oprah used to play games interviewing her dolls.

So as she grew up, she chose to study communication which goes hand in hand with her passion. The combination of her winning Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant and her public speaking skill attracted local radio station, WVOL.

She took a part-time job do to the news at WVOL, which serves mostly to African-American community. And she worked there as she studied at high school and continued until college.

From there, she moved up to the TV screen as she worked as news anchor in some local TV stations. Her breakthrough came as she hosted AM Chicago. She brought the show from the lowest rating to the highest-rated talk show in Chicago. And the rest is history.

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