Oprah was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, he grew up on a farm by a stern grandmother, Hattie Mae, for six years. Oprah began to speak in the church her grandmother when only three years old. He has the natural talent to perform in public and become very popular in perkumpulannya.
When he was six years old, her mother, Vernita, get a job as a maid in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and eventually take Oprah back from his grandmother. In Milwaukee, the same as on the farm, Oprah is still very poor, he had to stay in a single room with his mother and two half-brothers, male - male and female. Every day Vernita left the children early in the morning and come home at night, so he did not have time for his family.
So his mother watched, Oprah often run away from home. At the age of 9, he was sexually abused by a 19-year-old cousin who was on duty guarding it. Oprah sure it was his fault and no telling what he experienced to anyone.
Without the guidance of one, Oprah is getting out of control behavior. The age of 14 years, Oprah pregnant and the baby died shortly after birth. When Oprah escape for a week, she decided that she could no longer take care of Oprah. That's when his mother sent Oprah to live with her father in Nashville.
Oprah really scared with his father the most disciplined person he knew, swear, if he is able to live with his father, he would change his life, he would show who he really is. At the age of 14 years, Oprah lived with her father, Vernon Winfrey, and her stepmother, Zelma, which is a respectable member of society Tennessee. Profession father was a barber, shop owners, city council members, and church officials. My father could not tolerate Oprah Oprah negative attitude or a bad grade school. Oprah earned value - the value of C in Milwaukee, but only the value of A that can be accepted by his father.
Besides homework from school, every week Vernon and Zelma requires Oprah to write a book report and asked him new vocabulary. Initially, Oprah hates the strict rules and high expectations of them. But, it turns out that's what he needs, parents who make the rules and apply them to the firm, but also the love and attention he wants. Oprah also risen.
Not only does the school values skyrocket, Oprah also be more friendly and popular than ever. In high school, he was selected to represent the school at a youth conference in the White House, and won a scholarship of $ 1,000 for a speech he wrote, "The Negro, the Constitution, and the United States". His father was so supportive Oprah to dream big, and he did.
At the age of 16 years, Oprah traveled to Los Angeles to be a speaker at a church. When he returned, Oprah told his father that someday there will be a palm print on the side of a row of palm print other stars outside Mann's Chinese Theatre.
At the age of 17, he obtained his first job in show business as a news anchor on a local radio station. They even paid him $ 100 per week, which is great for students starting high school in the 1970's. Oprah to keep their jobs, even after he obtained a scholarship to Tennessee State University and started college. At the age of 19, he was discovered by a television station to be employed Nashille As with reporters and newscasters.
Success Era Oprah - The Oprah Winfrey Show
In 1976, Oprah hosted a TV in Baltimore and was later promoted as a companion to the host of the morning talk show (talk show) called People Are Talking (People Start Talking). The format is perfect for talk show Oprah, the audience liked the joke, honest and down to earth personality and rank this show soar.
In 1984, Oprah got his big break. He was asked to tour the show itself disebuah Chicago. Event A. M. Chicago airs at the same time with the show Phil Donahue Show is popular. Phill is the king of daytime TV, but it did not take long for Phil and Oprah to lose his throne. In a short time he became a star in 120 cities across America.
The Oprah Winfrey Show made its first national debut in 1986, and achieve success quickly becoming the most popular show on television, making black woman who rose from poverty and become the highest-paid star. The Oprah Winfrey Show became the number one talk show at the time, produced by his own company Harpo Productions, Inc. (which is taken from the reverse of the name of Oprah). The event is on watch by 48 million viewers each week in the United States and broadcast internationally in 126 countries.
Magazine Founder and Editorial Director
In April 2000, Oprah Magazine and Hearts introduced O, The Oprah Magazine, a monthly magazine into a lifestyle of women at that time. The magazine became a successful magazines in publishing history with a circulation of 2.3 million readers each month. In April 2002, Oprah launched the first international edition of O, The Oprah Magazine in South Africa.
Actress and Producer
Oprah realize her childhood dream of becoming a movie star, with her acting in the drama belongs to some brilliant writer, through his film company, Harpo Productions:
* The Color Purple (1985)
* Native Son, The Women of Brewster Place (1989)
* Before Women Had Wings (1997)
* Beloved (199 8)
Oprah is also a producer of Broadway Theater "The Color Purple", made his own website (oprah.com), and having Oprah and Friends satellite radio.
Experienced bad Story Ever Oprah Winfrey
Oprah and Hermès
In June 2005, Oprah was in Paris, France banned from entering any Hermès store by one of the store employees because they were having problems with the people of North Africa. The media reported that Oprah will come when the store closed and barred to buy a bag, but the talk shownya, Oprah stated and justified by Hermès USA CEO Robert Chavez, that he came on the eve of closing, but the store is still serving customers and when he entrance, there Hermès employee who observed and then banned in because he does not know Oprah and Oprah at the time was not up.
Oprah Support of Minorities
Although already earned success in life, do not forget the Oprah Winfrey commitment to humanity and its struggle in favor of equality. One is the support of the minority, in the event of anti-Muslim sentiment after September 11.
In this episode of Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired some time ago, the focus of the conversation is about racial discrimination against Muslims. The story, for 30 full days, a man from the U.S. that prejudice against Islam invited to stay with a Muslim family and even told to 'posing' as Muslims, complete with beard and long abaya dress As worn by Arabs. One mission is to recognize the life of a true Muslim and feel for yourself how it feels to be a Muslim who frequently discriminated against by others in the U.S..
In short, he felt I knew how bitter suspected of being a Muslim just because his beard and shirt, but all charges were completely without evidence. He has been driving around town looking like that, and instant response that people give to it is very painful. Even most Americans he talked openly refuse to not discriminate against Muslims because they are convinced that all Muslims are terrorists.
On the other hand, 30 days were spent with a Muslim family really shows otherwise. He felt that the family was very harmonious, and despite the many habits that do not understand, but he acknowledged that many problems can be solved with the teachings of Islam.
One of the most interesting parts was when he was sitting and chatting with the host's wife alone in a room. Then the master of the house came and said that in Islam explained that when two people of the opposite sex who is not mahram and not married in the same room, there will be a third party with them, which is satan. The first thing to be considered by the non-Muslim men is that this principle is really crazy.
But in front of Oprah and all the audience in the studio at the time, he finally admitted that the principle of the opposite sex in the relationship between Islam as such it seems to really be an end to many of the problems that occur in the association in the U.S. are completely free. Sexual abuse, adultery, sexual promiscuity, infidelity, to the spread of HIV / AIDS can be prevented in this way, more effective than any way.