Oprah Winfrey: Media Legend and Inspiration to Millions

Born and raised in crushing poverty, Oprah Winfrey transformed her childhood talent for public speaking into a series of jobs on local TV and radio stations. After reviving the ratings of a failing Chicago talk show, she launched her own show, formed her own production company and became one of the wealthiest, most powerful women in the world. Along the way, Oprah has been admired by millions — and criticized by many. Today, Oprah no longer hosts a talk show, but she remains at the helm of a multimillion dollar media empire, and she is still one of the most influential people on the planet.

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