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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.

Winfrey's first name was spelled "Orpah" on her birth certificate after the biblical figure in the Book of Ruth, but people mispronounced it regularly and "Oprah" stuck.

She is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first multi-billionaire black person, and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. Several assessments rank her as the most influential woman in the world.

In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.

Born Orpah Gail Winfrey
January 29, 1954
Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
Residence Montecito, California
Lavallette, New Jersey
Telluride, Colorado
Maui, Hawaii
Chicago, Illinois
Fisher Island, Florida
Alma mater Tennessee State University
Years active 1971–present
Salary $75 million (2013)
Net worth US$ 2.8 billion (February 2018)
Political party Democratic
Partner(s) Stedman Graham (1986–present)
Children Canaan (born c. 1968, died c. 1968)
Website www.oprah.com

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Winfrey co-founded the women's cable television network Oxygen. She is also the president of Harpo Productions (Oprah spelled backwards).

Forbes' list of The World's Billionaires has listed Winfrey as the world's only black billionaire from 2004 to 2006 and as the first black woman billionaire in the world that was achieved in 2003. As of 2014, Winfrey has a net worth in excess of 2.9 billion dollars[104] and has overtaken former eBay CEO Meg Whitman as the richest self-made woman in America.

In 2018, Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement