Oprah Winfrey Born Orpah Gail Winfrey 29 January 1954 is an American Media Proprietor, talk show Host, actress, Producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media" she has been ranked the richest African-American, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is North America's first multi-billionaire black person. Several assessments rank her as the most influential woman in the world
She entered Tennessee State University in 1971 and began working in radio and television broadcasting in Nashville.She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
Oprah Winfrey in 1998 received an Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2011 Oprah Winfrey received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences.
Oprah was the Richest African American of the 20th Century and the world's only Black Billionaire For three years running. Life Magazine Hailed her as the most influential woman of Her Generation.