American talk show host, author, philanthropist, actress and media personality Oprah Winfrey is an influential personality who has played a vital role in shaping modern American life, cultural trends and liberal causes.
Oprah has helped many oppressed females through her impactful talk shows, books and social work. She is known to be an idol for black American women as she has broken down many barriers for them.
Winfrey is listed as the world’s single black billionaire woman in the history of the world in the Forbes’ international rich list. Due to her various range of media outlets, Oprah is one of the richest self-made ladies. Her net worth exceeded more than 2.9 billion dollars in 2014.
The American TV show host has also been nominated for an Oscar for a role she played in the film ‘A Color Purple’. The actress was largely admired for playing Sofia’s role in the movie.
The social activist helped Obama in becoming the first African-American president of the United States owing to her influence and personal following. She supported the Presidential campaign of Barack Obama from 2006-2008.
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