By: Kailey Hunter
Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954. Winfrey was born is Kosciusko, Mississippi. Oprah Winfrey is best known for being a talk show host and being an actress. In 1971, Winfrey entered Tennessee State University, and began working in radio and television. Later in 1988, Winfrey founded Chicago - based Harpo productions.This is when her career launched off. In the same year, Winfrey became the third woman in to own and produce her own talk show.
In November 2013, Winfrey received the nations highest Civilian Honor. Barack Obama gave her the Presidential Medal of freedom in 2013. In 2005, Business Week named her the greatest black philanthrophist of American History. In the same year, Winfrey produced and stared in the movie Beloved. In January 2007, she made an academy for girls. Also in 2007, Oprah Winfrey made her first political endorsement. Since 2012 to the present time Oprah has a her own T.V. show called Oprah: Where Are They Now?