Oprah Winfrey: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: Producer, Host, Businesswoman
  • Real name : Oprah Gail Winfrey
  • Sign : Aquarius
  • Date of birth : Friday 29 January 1954 (age: 67)
  • Country: United States

Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in the United States, and more precisely in Kosciusko in the state of Mississippi. Her childhood, rather unhappy and marked by abuse, did not necessarily predispose her to become a star. Shuffled between her grandmother, her mother and her father, she finally found her calling at 17 when she made her debut as a reporter on a local radio station. Radio was only a small step, and it was television that would make her a queen. Her debut in Nashville was soon a memory, and she moved to Chicago to host “A.M. Chicago”. Particularly talented and comfortable in the field of talk show, she launched in 1986 the program “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. On the air until 2011, this very American show is simply the most watched program in the history of television. Such success has had an impact on Oprah Winfrey’s life. She has become a true woman of influence, capable of influencing the outcome of presidential elections. The money also started flowing in, making her the richest black billionaire in the world. A status that perhaps explains some diva whims, like the scandal she caused in the Parisian Hermès store, which had the audacity not to welcome her fifteen minutes after closing time.