Her multi-award winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey show is the highest rated TV programme in history.
She holds the title of the richest African-American of the 20th Century
Dubbed as the most influential woman in the world, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Harvard and an honorary Oscar.
She was raised in Milwaukee and experienced immense hardship during childhood, raped at the age of 9 and pregnant at the age of 14, losing her son in his infancy.
In 2003 she was the first African-American Woman on Forbes’ ‘World’s Richest People’
She has spent $40 million dollars on opening a Girls Academy in South Africa that houses 152 girls from deprived backgrounds
In 2013 she held the #1 spot on the Forbes’ ‘World’s Most Power Celebrities’