Some Mind blowing Facts about Oprah Winfrey

Some Mind blowing Facts about Oprah Winfrey

Some Mind blowing Facts about Oprah Winfrey

Orpah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954), better known as Oprah Winfrey, is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Several assessments rank her as the most influential woman in the world



Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, she has been ranked the richest African-American, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is currently North America’s first and only multi-billionaire black person.
In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.

Interesting Facts about Oprah Winfrey:

Some Mind blowing Facts about Oprah Winfrey

– Her parents had named her Orpah, after a biblical character from the Book of Ruth, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate, and it somehow stuck.

– She was so intelligent that she had learned to read at the age of only 3. Moreover, during her childhood, she retained her habit of memorizing 20 new vocabulary words per week.

– The name of her production company is Harpo, which is Oprah spelled backward. It’s also the name of the character she was married to in “The Color Purple,” her first film role for which she was nominated for an Oscar.



– She has five dogs: cocker spaniel Sadie, golden retrievers Luke and Layla, and springer spaniels Sunny and Lauren.

– Ever since she was 15 years old, Oprah has kept a diary recording every day of her life.

– During her time as a news anchor, a bad perm meant that she had to go on-air after some of her hair fell out.

– During the filming of her latest release The Butler, Oprah asked permission from Forest Whittaker’s wife for the two to work on their chemistry for the role.

– Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first television job because she was deemed “unfit for TV”. She has called it the “first and worst failure of my TV career”.

– She was so intelligent that she had learned to read at the age of only 3. Moreover, during her childhood, she retained her habit of memorizing 20 new vocabulary words per week.



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