American media proprietor, Actress, Activist, Author, Journalist, Philanthropist, Producer, Spokeswoman and Talk Show Host.
Full Name:Oprah Gail Winfrey
Nick Name:Oprah, O (Title of her world famous magazine too), The Preacher
Bornplace:Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, a rural area of Mississippi, United States of America.
Date of Birth:January 29, 1954
Age:63 as of 2017
Height:5 ft 61⁄2 in or 169 cm
Weight:170 pounds or 77 kg
Hair Color:Dark Brown
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Measurements:41-32-40 in or 104-81-102 cm
Dress Size:14 (US)
Shoe Size:10.5 (US)
Best Known For:The Oprah Winfrey Show that ran nationally for almost 25 years (1986-2011).
Education:Oprah learned to read from her grandmother before she was 3. She started her schooling from Lincoln High School and then moved to Nicolet High School after success in Upward Bound program. She finished her schooling at East Nashville High School, after she moved to live with her father at Nashville. She finished her education reading communication at Tennessee State University as a scholar student after winning an oratory contest.
Do You Know These Facts:
- She was the 1st African American woman to get listed on Forbes Billionaire List in 2003.
- She was ranked 1st for two consecutive years in 2007 and 2008 by Forbes magazine in the list of 100 Most Powerful Celebrities.
- Oprah’s real name was Orpah, but it got misspelled on her birth certificate.
- Winfrey was the youngest and 1st African-American female news anchor at WTVF-TV.
- She is first lady in history to produce and own her own talk show.
- She became pregnant at 14.
- She received an honorary National Book Award in 1999.
- Oprah, in May 2008, in order to detox her body, challenged herself to become a vegan.
- Oprah was awarded 1st ’50th Anniversary Medal’ by National Book Foundation in 1999.
- Oprah learned to read before the age of 3.
- Visit her official website @ www.oprah.com.
- Connect with Oprah on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.