OPRAH WINFREY: THE WOMAN THAT INSPIRES ME
Oprah Winfrey was born to a single teenage mother and she with her mother lived their first few years with her grandmother in poverty. She had to wear dresses made from sacks of potatoes. She had a tragic and difficult upbringing. When Oprah was 6 years old her grandmother fell ill so she moved to live at her mothers’ in inner-city Milwaukee. At the age of 9 she was raped by her 19-year-old cousin.
At the age of 14 she moved to live with her father at Nashville Tennessee and there her life turned around. She became interested in media and when she was 19 she pursued a career in television as a co-anchor for the local evening news. She was the first black female news anchor before the age of 20.
Despite that, she was sexually harassed at work and a few months later she was fired because the producer said she was unfit for television news.
Oprah Winfrey started hosting the morning talk show AM Chicago and turned it to the highest-rated talk show in Chicago. It was later renamed the Oprah Winfrey show.
After making a third-rated Chicago show to number one, she launched her own production company and became world-famous.
Her career soared and she is now one of the 400 richest people in America.
Inspiring millions of people and constantly lending a helping hand in the community.
“Create the highest grandest vision possible of your life, because you become what you believe.”