From her humble beginnings in rural Mississippi, Oprah Winfrey has established herself as one of the most important figures in popular culture. So if your kid loves America’s greatest talk show host, here are 10 must-know Oprah Winfrey facts to share with them.
Oprah’s story is one of overcoming adversity, culminating in her appearance on television across the United States thanks to the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Not only is Oprah an award-winning talk show host and author, but she is also an actress and an entrepreneur thanks to her TV production company, Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as Oprah Magazine.
Oprah Winfrey Facts FOR KIDS
- Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, and author.
- On her birth certificate, she is named Oprah Gail Winfrey, but people mispronounced it so “Oprah” stuck.
- She attended Tennessee State University, where she received a full scholarship and studied communication.
- Her media empire began in 1986, when Oprah founded Harpo Productions, her own production company, which later produced successful projects like “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” as well as movies, television series, and documentaries.
- She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. For her role in the movie “The Color Purple”.
- Oprah established the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, Europe, and the United States to provide quality education to underprivileged girls.
- She became the first black woman billionaire in the United States in 2003 and was once the TV’s highest-paid entertainer.
- Oprah is a close friend of former U.S. President Barack Obama and was a supporter of his presidential campaign.
- She received the NAACP’s highest honor, the Spingarn Medal, in 1988.
- She collaborated with Prince Harry on the documentary series “The Me You Can’t See” in 2021, focusing on mental health.
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Oprah certainly has lived a full life and truly made a success of everything she’s undertaken. Do you have a favorite Oprah fact?