From thorns to bed of roses
Oprah was born in Mississippi, United States on 29th January 1954 and has been happily married to her husband Stedman Graham since 1986. Her net worth income is estimated to be $2.6 billion and she has earned it by standing up for herself.
For Oprah life had never been a bed of roses. In fact, it was all thorny and scary but she made sure how to spend it successfully and gracefully. She belonged to a lower-class family but with hard work, commitment and dedication she has built an empire for herself.
She was born to a single mother who lacked basic necessities for her children. It is not wrong to say that she has seen scarcity and maltreatment during her grown-up years. She had been ill treated by her own grandmother. She had nothing to wear and eat and now look at her, a power factory.
Oprah loved reading and writing since she was a small kid. She focused on listening, reading and writing and by the age of 3 and above she could read the Bible. This is why people around her started calling her 'The Preacher'.
Miseries at a young age
Oprah bore abuse from a very young age. She was only 9 years old when she was physically abused by her close ones including her uncle, cousin and a family friend. She could not bear more and ran away for good but unfortunately, she got pregnant at the age of 14, delivered a pre term baby who could not survive.
Finally, she went to her father who took care of her educational expenses. Difficulties did not end for her as she also had to endure bullying, cultural discrimination and poverty from her classmates. She did not give up and started taking keen interest in education and theater. Her life took a turn from there as she won a public speaking contest and was funded for her higher studies.
'People are Talking' to 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'
Her journey started as a host of the morning show 'people are talking' which earned respect and good reputation for her and from there was no turning back for her. She hosted another morning show 'Am Chicago' that was a massive hit and later the show was renamed to 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'.
She gained international popularity and was recognized as Queen of all media. She also owns a cable network Oprah Winfrey Network. Oprah has been recognized by her 'The Oprah Winfrey' show which was first aired in Chicago from 1986 to 2011. That show earned recognition for Oprah and was a highly ranked show of television history.