Oprah Winfrey Biography


Oprah Winfrey

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Birth Name: Oprah Winfrey
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age:   64 Years
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American actress, talk show host, media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey rose to stardom for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also considered as one of the richest African-American and the greatest black philanthropist in American history. Once she was named as the most influential woman in the world by TIME magazine. Oprah was born on 29 January 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, the United States to Vernon Winfrey and Vernita Lee.

Noah Robinson, Sr. once claimed that he is the biological father of Orpah Gail Winfrey, but there is no any confirmation of the claim. She joined Nashville East High School. And while she was in her college, she became Miss Black Tennessee. At the age of nine, she began modeling and when she was 14, she had a premature baby that didn’t survive.

Oprah started her professional career as a co-anchor on the CBS television station while she was in her college. At that time, she also started working as the youngest news anchor and the first black female news anchor at Nashville’s WLAC-TV. Later she joined Baltimore’s WJZ-TV to work as a co-anchor for the six o’clock news. 

Oprah made her acting debut in American period drama movie, The Color Purple, along with Whoopi Goldberg. The movie was directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Quincy Jones and became a huge hit and made a collection of $142 million at the box office at the $15 million budget. 

Later, Oprah appeared in the American historical drama movie the Butler directed and produced by Lee Daniels. The other co-stars of the film are Mariah Carey, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Terrence Howard. The movie's gross collection is $176.6 million white the budget of the movie was $30 million.

Recently, Oprah is shooting for her upcoming movie American science fantasy adventure movie, A Wrinkle in Time, which was directed by Ava DuVernay. The co-stars of the movie are Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Zach Galifianakis. The total budget for the movie is $103 million. The film is scheduled to be released on March 9, 2018, by Walt Disney Pictures, in Disney Digital 3-D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D. 

Oprah has also appeared in numerous movies and television series including, The Women of Brewster Place, Brewster Place, There Are No Children Here, Ellen, Before Women Had Wings, Bee Movie, The Princess and the Frog, Selma, Greenleaf, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and The Star. 

Oprah is an American by nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. She started dating her boyfriend Stedman Graham in 1986. After dating for six years, the couple got engaged. The couple is in a relationship for more than three decades. She has not yet married to any man and has no any rumor of divorce. She blessed with a child named Canaan in her early sixteen. However, the child couldn't survive for a long time and passed away in the same year. Previously, she had an affair with John Tesh and Roger Ebert.

Oprah is one of the richest and highest paid celebrities in the world. As of 2018, her current net worth is estimated to be $2.8 billion. In 2013, her annual salary was $75 million. She also collects around $215 million from endorsements.

Oprah bought a house in Montecito, California by paying $50 million. She has a collection of luxury cars including Bentley Continental GT costing $266,000, Tesla Model S of $135, 000, Volkswagen Beetle of $40, 000. She bought a private jet called Bombardier Global Express by paying $42 million. 

Oprah donated $400 million for the education and $12 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. For this support, she was awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.        

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Born in United States

1954 29th of January

Oprah was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, the United States to Vernon Winfrey and Vernita Lee. Currently, she is 54-year-old and her birth sign is Aquarius. 

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Appeared in The Color Purple

1985

Oprah made her acting debut in an American period drama movie, The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Quincy Jones. The movie became a huge hit and made a collection of $142 million at the box office at the $15 million budget. 

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Appeared in The Butler

2013

Oprah appeared in an American historical drama movie directed and produced by Lee Daniels called The Butler. The movie made a box office collection of $176.6 million at the $30 million budget.

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Shooting a movie A Wrinkle in Time

2018 9th of March

Oprah is presently shooting for her upcoming American science fantasy adventure movie, A Wrinkle in Time, which was directed by Ava DuVernay.  The total budget for the movie was $103 million

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Total Net worth

2018

Oprah is one of the richest and highest paid celebrities in the world. As of 2018, her current net worth is estimated to be $2.8 billion. In 2013, her annual salary was $75 million. She collected about $215 million from endorsements.

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