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Black History Month | Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey ( January 29, 1954-) is a female icon. She is the ultimate educator of young girls and women empowerment. She opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in 2007. She is an American media proprietor and TV producer. Winfrey is the founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Studios (Productions), and owner, Chairwoman, CEO and CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). In 1986, she became the first black female host of a nationally syndicated daily talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, as reported by Biography.com. She is an actress, with several movies to her credit. She received an Oscar Nomination in 1985, for best-supporting actress in her first acting role in the film The Color Purple.
In 2003 Oprah Winfrey became the first black female billionaire in the world, according to Forbes Magazine. Winfrey is one of the most prominent philanthropists and Humanitarians. In 2002, she became the first recipient of the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, as documented by Wikipedia. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2013. These are just a few of Winfrey’s many accomplishments to date.
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