“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
– Oprah Winfrey
After a truly incredible 25 years in the business Oprah Winfrey has said that’s enough. The now 57 year old black and in control role model has had one of the most well-known and powerful careers of all time. Starting out at just 17 years of age Oprah was always destined to exceed greatness, with major success in her day time talk show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ the inspirational women has used her success, money and power to make this world a better place.
Oprah career began when hired at the local TV station and successfully became Nashfields very first black female news anchor. After a short period of time it was noticed Winfrey became too emotionally involved with her stories but was too good of a reporter to leave. Their Oprah went on to co-host the WJZ’s local talk show, soon after the young and rising star moved herself to Chicago took over the low rated WLS-TV’s and legendarily renamed it “The Oprah Winfrey Show” the network now worth 2.7 Billion. Oprah talk show has been watched by millions and broadcasted nationally since 1986, with such success and achievement Oprah’s debates on controversial topics, and own personal experiences shared on air such as weight loss, weight gain and her awful upbringing. Women have found it extremely easy to relate and use the strong independent black women not only as a role model but a hero too.
Not only has Oprah had one of the most famous careers in history, she has dedicated time, money and support to a mass amount of charities. Oprah has used her show to feature people who were the victims of poverty or unfortunate accidents to demonstrate her good deeds and values to the world. Oprah, simply being Oprah has set up three main charities including the ‘Oprah Angle Network’ ( supported by viewers) ‘The Oprah Winfrey Foundation’ (supported purely by herself) and ‘The Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation’ ( set up for the leadership award in south Africa). The charities have managed to help millions of lives all over the world. Oprah has extended her arms far and wide in helping people purely for the benefits for others.
Oprah is motivated by her past of being abused and mistreated, Oprah growing up in what you and I would call a ‘no hope part of the world’. Her motivation came from not wanting to be like everyone else that grew up there, wanting a future and to better herself and the others around her. Oprah is currently 14th of the ‘Forbes’ most powerful women and 64th powerful person, all which is just unbelievable and an outstanding achievement to the dedicated women.
Overall Miss Oprah Gail Winfrey is a truly remarkable woman that not only uses her power for good but to assist and benefit many astounding people. Her money and motivation and generosity has made her the currently ‘Forbes’ 2nd most famous celebrity. This woman is unbelievably powerful among ladies all over the world she is simply an inspiration to all women no matter what size or raise. Oprah obviously fits perfectly into the categories of THE GOOD.
- by Em Leeds, 11ENG