Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host as well as a bussineswoman, humanitarian, producer, actress and a media administrator. She is very best known for her self-titleded multi-award winning talk show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ which is the highest rated program of its kind in history. As everyone knows, she is still not only the richest African-American of the 20th century but she is also considered to be one of the World’s Most Powerful People and Women in the World.

Oprah was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother, who couldn’t support her properly, and so she spent her time living in turn with her grandmother and her father.  At the age of 13, Oprah was sexual abused by her cousin, this resulted in an unexpected pregnancy making her attempt to run away from home, causing tension with her mother.

After moving with her father, she became immersed in her schooling, in that she began participating school activities and working at a local radio station, which was her first job. These experiences led her to want to help others who were living in adversity like that in which she grew up in. eventually giving her the drive to start a talk show that had influence over citizens that had the ability to help others. Giving people advise, hope and most importantly to her and her audience, encouragement.

With her show, she has dedicated her whole life to inproving other people’s lives, she gives her best selflessly and doesnt expect anything in return when she helps and contributes to a good cause and even though she has had a tough childhood, she stilll treats everyone with love and care. Unlike others who could hate everyone because of the terrible things that have happened in the past. She teaches us to pick ourselves up through hard times and to forgive but most of all she teaches us to believe, to believe in ourselves and in our dreams, which made her a great role model to everyone especially to women around the world. The contributions that Oprah has made to socity is that she made a network called Angel Network which is for raising money for charitable causes around the world and to inspiring people to make a difference in there lives of others, she opened a  40 million dollar school for disadvantaged girls in South Africa which is call The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls- to provide educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds in South Africa who exhibited leadership qualities for making a difference in the world.

Oprah Winfrey is a good person who uses her power and personaility to influence others to do good things and not being afraid of doing what you want, or being what you want to be. Oprah always say, “No matter what, you are here for a reason” – she’s teaching us become more than our failure and fight for what we love.  Oprah is an influence on every woman around the world to fight for their rights and the ability to voice their opinions.

– by Malvinder Gill, 11ENG