Quick Facts of Oprah Gail Winfrey
- Full NameOprah Gail Winfrey
- Date of Birth1954 /01 /29
- Marital StatusUnmarried
- BirthplaceKosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
- ProfessionTalk Shoe Host, Media Personality
- Active Year1973-present
- Eye colourBlack
- Hair colourBlack
- Height1.69 m tall
- Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
- ChildrenCanaan(born c.1968, died c.1968)
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, producer, talk show host, actress, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program from 1986 to 2011. She is currently North America’s first and only multi-billionaire black person. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Barack Obama.
Moreover, Winfrey is the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. Moreover, she is belonging to American nationality with ethnicity Afro-American. Well, she is the daughter of Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. She is now 64 years old. She is the follower of Protestant. Her sun sign is Aquarius.
Early Life and Education
Returning to her early life, she was born Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, the USA from an unmarried young couple. Her mother was a housemaid and her father was in Armed Forces and also worked as a coal miner, barber and city councilman. She was from a working-class family. Her siblings are Patricia Lee Lloyd (Half-Sister), Patricia Lofton (Half-Sister), and Jeffrey Lee (Half Brother).
Moreover, Hatti Mae Lee is her grandmother. Oprah is her mother’s first child. She started her schooling at Lincoln High School and then went to Nicolet High School. Later, she enlightened more from East Nashville High School and Tennessee State University. She received honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.
Talking about her career, Winfrey moved to Baltimore, in 1976, where she presented a hit television chat show, People Are Talking. Eventually, she was selected to host her own morning show by a Chicago TV station.
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Later, she became the host of her own, globally popular program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired from 1986 to 2011 for 25 seasons. That same year, Winfrey originated her own TV network, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Moving to her personal life, her current marital status is single. Oprah’s hunt for partner concluded at the Stedman Graham. The couple has been together since 1986. In November 1992, both got engaged but are yet to marry. There is no question of children and divorce, however, there is a story that she got pregnant at the age of 14. Her sexual orientation is straight.
Talking about her physical appearance, she has the power to lure the audience with her tellings. She has got height 5 ft 6½ inches with weight 77 kg. Her body type is average. Her hair and eyes are dark browns.
Being a television personality Oprah has maintained her body figure to it’s optimum. However, the exact figure of her body measurements is unavailable at the moment.
Net Worth & Salary
Moreover, Oprah accumulates a huge earning out of her profession. According to the Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth, she has maintained a huge net worth of $2.9 Billion. In 2007, she sold Oxygen Media to NBC for $925 Million. Recently, in March 2018, she sold some of her investment shares making $110 Million.
Also, she has spent over $140 Million of her money on schooling and students all over the world. Her fans can visit her official website @ www.oprah.com or connect on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
House, Jets & Cars
Oprah owns several expensive mansion in various places. She is the owner of an estate in Montecito, California which she purchased for $52 Million in 2001. Also, she has bought 163 acres property in Maui which she sold for $32 Million in 2016.
Moreover, Winfrey owns a $14 Million property in Colorado and $29 Million of Seamair Farm in Montecito. Furthermore, in 1991, Winfrey bought a private jet worth $42 Million. Moreover, she has spent over $100 Million of her property around the world.