So I’m celebrating Oprah Winfrey today. A phenomenal woman. An American media proprietor, talk show host, actress and philanthropist. I admire this great woman and she inspires me a lot. This is a woman who is gifted, determined and ambitious.
Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Mississippi, USA. In 1976, Winfrey moved to Baltimore where she hosted a hit television chat show ‘People Are Talking’. Afterwards she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show. She later became the host of her own widely popular program, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ which aired for 25 season, from 1986 to 2011. Winfrey launched her own TV network, The Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011. Despite a financially rocky start, the network made headlines in 2013.
According to Forbes magazine, Oprah was the richest African-American of the 20th century. In 2005, Business week name her the greatest black philanthropist in America history. Oprah Winfrey is also a dedicated activist for children’s rights. Media queen Oprah has also written quite a few number of books. You can also join the Oprah’s Book Club to read more of her books. Oprah Winfrey is also a very good actress who has featured in quite a few movies like ‘The colour purple’, ‘Beloved’ etc.
Oprah keeps going despite of all the obstacles, hurdles and everything she’s been through. She had a troubled adolescent. She was fired from her first job as an anchor. She was told by a producer that she was unfit for the television news. She didn’t let anything stop her from going forward.
These are few inspiring quotes from Oprah Winfrey;
- “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
- “The whole point of being alive is to evolve in to the complete person you were intended to be.”
- “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
- “Listen to the rhythm of your own calling and follow that.”
- “You become what you believe, Not what you wish or want. But what you truly believe.”
She is truly a source of inspiration and a Phenomenal woman!
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