She said that after she made public her support for Obama, she decided that she would not let her show be used as a platform for any of the candidates. Winfrey's career choice in media would not have surprised her grandmother, who once said that ever since Winfrey could talk, she was on stage. Forbes' list of has listed Winfrey as the world's only black billionaire from 2004 to 2006 and as the first black woman billionaire in the world that was achieved in 2003. In 2007, skeptic and magician accused Winfrey of being deliberately deceptive and uncritical in how she handles paranormal claims on her show. In September 2008, Winfrey received criticism after of the reported that Winfrey refused to have on her show, allegedly because of Winfrey's support for Barack Obama. Because I had no sense that I deserved anything else.
At age six, Winfrey moved to an inner-city neighborhood in , , with her mother, who was less supportive and encouraging than her grandmother had been, largely as a result of the long hours she worked as a maid. The series finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show aired on May 25, 2011. And she may know the way to Phil Donahue's jugular. None of this happened to Oprah — she is a straight ahead success story. According to , Americans consistently rank Winfrey as one of the most admired women in the world. The two spoke of getting married, but Otey claimed to have always secretly known that Winfrey was destined for a far greater life than he could ever provide.
Archived at FindArticles in 2004. As well as hosting and appearing on television shows, Winfrey co-founded the women's cable television network. Archived from on May 28, 2011. Winfrey was born into poverty in rural to a teenage single mother and later raised in inner-city. Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story.
Winfrey's modest dress, combined with her attitude of triumph over adversity and abuse has caused some women in Saudi Arabia to idealize her. In late 2008, Winfrey's company signed an exclusive output pact to develop and produce scripted series, documentaries, and movies for. It is your instinct trying to tell you something is off. On December 1, 2005, Winfrey appeared on the to promote the new Broadway musical , of which she was a producer, joining for the first time in 16 years. Winfrey was especially popular among women, , political moderates, , , Southern Americans, and East Coast Americans. In 1994, she was inducted into the. Winfrey's often emotional, extemporaneous delivery eventually led to her transfer to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.
Self-proclaimed former boyfriend Randolph Cook said they lived together for several months in 1985 and did drugs. She worked there during her senior year of high school, and again while in her first two years of college. Winfrey is the only person in the world to have appeared in the latter list on. Winfrey joins and on the campaign trail December 10, 2007. Although Obama appeared twice on her show, those appearances were prior to his declaring himself a candidate.
The segment focused on new books and classics and often brought obscure novels to popular attention. As interviewers go, she is no match for, say, Phil Donahue. Archived from on October 11, 2017. She also hosted the local version of. Archived from on December 8, 2008. An analysis by two economists at the estimated that Winfrey's endorsement was responsible for between 420,000 and 1,600,000 votes for Obama in the Democratic primary alone, based on a sample of states that did not include Texas, Michigan, North Dakota, Kansas, or Alaska. However, polls estimating Winfrey's personal popularity have been inconsistent.
Winfrey's biological father is usually noted as Vernon Winfrey born c. As of 2014, Winfrey has a net worth in excess of 2. I wasn't living with him. Archived from on November 20, 2004. She has more credibility than the president. Archived from on May 10, 2008. Although its circulation had declined by more than 10 percent to 2.
The link is listed below. Oprah: A Biography , New York, 2010 ;. Late in 1996, Winfrey introduced the segment to her television show. Archived from on July 7, 2010. In 2008, reported that The Oprah Winfrey Show, with Arabic subtitles, was broadcast twice each weekday on. Since the mid-1990s, Winfrey's show has emphasized uplifting and inspirational topics and themes and some viewers say the show has motivated them to perform acts of altruism such as helping women and building an orphanage.
Archived from on January 27, 2007. In 2007, Winfrey began to endorse the self-help program. She won an oratory contest, which secured her a full scholarship to , a , where she studied communication. Archived from on December 8, 2008. She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14; her son was born and died in infancy. In a field dominated by white males, she is a black female of ample bulk. Archived from on October 6, 2009.