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Oprah Winfrey Net Worth

How rich is Oprah Winfrey?

Oprah Winfrey net worth:
$2.9 Billion

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Among the richest media moguls in the entertainment industry Oprah Winfrey net-worth has been reported to have estimation of nearly 3 billion dollars which likewise makes her one of the billionaires within the planet. Along with her high net worth, it has been said that Oprah Winfrey receives 315 million dollars as her annual salary, which likewise grows Oprah Winfrey net worth a lot.

Oprah Winfrey Net Worth – 3 Billion Dollars

Among the most shocking and astonishing facts is that she is just one of the very influential people in the sector, yet it is difficult to recognize that she rose to fame from poverty, maltreatment in the family and prejudice. From an early age, Oprah Winfrey tried to accomplish more in her life and triumph in everything she was really going to do. Consequently, she excelled at school in each area and she got a scholarship to study at the Tennessee State University. Oprah Winfrey got involved into entertainment business when she was a teen and was selected to declare the news in a single radio station. In 1984 her fame was started by Oprah Winfrey in television with all the development of her talk show called The Oprah Winfrey Show which now brings millions of dollars for the total sum of Oprah Winfrey net worth. Initially, the show became a massive hit within the Chicago area and replaced the show called Phil Donahue which remained at number one place for quite a very long time. A couple of years later, in 1986, the show began to be broadcasted on a national level and once again the evaluations of it surpassed the Phil Donahue Show. During the Oprah Winfrey Show, the talk-show host discusses different things such as humanitarian and international problems, religion, political matters, well-being. In addition, she interviews various people, from folks who are not famous till folks who are known all across the planet. Likewise, Oprah Winfrey is thought to be a talk show host who altered the platform of TV talk shows. Along with her hosting a TV show, Oprah Winfrey is also a actress. In 1985 she appeared in the film called “The Color Purple” which portrayed black women invest a culture which treated them unequally during those times. Furthermore, for her appearance within the picture, Oprah Winfrey was nominated for an Academy-award. The movie was a tremendous international success and it raised Oprah Winfrey net-worth by a mile.

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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Queen Sugar2015TV Series executive producer pre-production
Oprah's Master Class: Civil Rights Special2015TV Movie documentary executive producer
Selma2014producer
Simto zingsniu kelione2014producer
Oprah Presents: Master Class2012-2014TV Series documentary executive producer - 29 episodes
Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake2012TV Movie executive producer
Oprah's Next Chapter2012TV Series executive producer
Serving Life2011TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Oprah Winfrey ShowTV Series supervising producer - 8 episodes, 1989 - 2011 senior executive producer - 1 episode, 2011 co-producer - 1 episode, 1988 producer - 1 episode
Extraordinary Moms2011TV Movie documentary executive producer
Your OWN Show2011TV Series executive producer
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special2010TV Movie executive producer
Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special2009TV Special executive producer
Precious2009/IIexecutive producer
Every Monday Matters2008Video documentary short executive producer
The Big Give2007TV Series executive producer
The Great Debaters2007producer
Mitch Albom's For One More Day2007TV Movie executive producer
Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy2007TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special2007TV Movie executive producer
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentary executive producer
Their Eyes Were Watching God2005TV Movie executive producer
Oprah After the Show2002TV Series executive producer
Amy & Isabelle2001TV Movie executive producer / producer
Tuesdays with Morrie1999TV Movie executive producer
David and Lisa1998TV Movie executive producer
Beloved1998producer
The Wedding1998TV Movie executive producer
Before Women Had Wings1997TV Movie producer
Michael Jackson Talks to... Oprah Live1993TV Special executive producer
ABC Afterschool Specials1993TV Series producer - 1 episode
Overexposed1992TV Movie executive producer
Nine1992TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Women of Brewster Place1989TV Movie executive producer

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Queen Sugar2015TV Series pre-production
Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?announced
Selma2014Annie Lee Cooper
Making a Scene2013ShortWoman
Lee Daniels' The Butler2013/IGloria Gaines
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesThe President
Jesus Henry Christ2012Oprah
Sesame Street2010TV SeriesO
The Princess and the Frog2009Eudora (voice)
30 Rock2008TV SeriesOprah Winfrey
Bee Movie2007Judge Bumbleton (voice)
Charlotte's Web2006Gussy the Goose (voice)
Desperate Housewives: Oprah Winfrey Is the New Neighbor2005TV ShortKaren Stouffer
Our Friend, Martin1999VideoCoretta Scott King (voice)
Beloved1998Sethe
Before Women Had Wings1997TV MovieZora Williams
Ellen1997TV SeriesTherapist
There Are No Children Here1993TV MovieLaJoe Rivers
Lincoln1992TV MovieElizabeth Keckley (voice)
Brewster Place1990TV SeriesMattie Michael
The Women of Brewster Place1989TV MovieMattie Michael
Native Son1986Mrs. Thomas
The Color Purple1985Sofia

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004-2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Beloved1998performer: "Sethe's Lullaby", "Pullin' The Skiff"
Dolly1987TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Precious2009/IIpresenter
Food Matters2008Documentary inspired by

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Queen Sugar2015TV Series creator pre-production

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cafwa2010Documentary short special thanks
Before Breakfast2010/IShort very special thanks
Real Heroes2009TV Series acknowledgment: footage courtesy of
Cultivating a Classic: The Making of 'The Color Purple'2003Video documentary short special thanks
A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple'2003Video documentary short special thanks
Home Improvement1999TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Malcolm X1992thank Allah

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2009TV Series documentaryHerself - Friend (segment "Tyler Perry")
TMZ on TV2009TV SeriesHerself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHerself
'Hick' Town2009DocumentaryHerself
Showbiz Tonight2006-2008TV SeriesHerself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Jon & Kate Plus 82008TV SeriesHerself
The Big Give2008TV SeriesHerself
Balls of Steel2008TV SeriesHerself
We Have a Dream2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Entertainment Weekly & TV Land Present: The 50 Greatest TV Icons2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ocean's Thirteen2007Herself
Larry King Live2003-2007TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live: The Greatest Interviews2007VideoHerself
Charlotte's Web: Some Voices2007Video documentary shortHerself
Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Film 20152007TV SeriesHerself
Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Forbes 20 Richest Women in Entertainment2007TV MovieHerself
The 2006 Black Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHerself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter & Nominee: Best Musical
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
African American Lives2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2005TV SpecialHerself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Jay Leno Introduces Us to Amazing Kids2005TV SeriesHerself - Host
Drake & Josh2005TV SeriesHerself
Signé Chanel2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Hall of Fame Honoree
Emmanuel's Gift2005DocumentaryNarrator
Oprah After the Show2005TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones2005TV MovieHerself
Brothers of the Borderland2004ShortHerself, pre-show narrator
Bolero2004/IIShortHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1990-2004TV SeriesHerself
2004 Women's World Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Cristina: El 15 aniversario2004TV MovieHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: 'Mystic River' Film Clip
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Oprah in Africa: A Personal Journey, a Global Challenge2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Second Opinion with Dr. Oz2003TV Series documentaryHerself
A Collaboration of Spirits: Casting and Acting 'The Color Purple'2003Video documentary shortHerself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHerself
100 Years of Hope and Humor2003TV SpecialHerself
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives2003DocumentaryReader
MADtv2002TV SeriesHerself
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
The Cosby Show: A Look Back2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2001TV SpecialHerself
American Masters2001TV Series documentary
A Prayer for America: Yankee Stadium Memorial2001TV SpecialHerself
Use Your Life2001TV Series
Journey to Little Rock: The Untold Story of Minnijean Brown2001DocumentaryHerself
Bette2000TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2000TV SeriesHerself
Mundo VIP2000TV SeriesHerself
2000 Essence Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Tina Turner: Celebrate Live 19991999Video documentaryHerself
The Hughleys1999TV SeriesHerself
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Host and Presenter: Outstanding Talk Show Host
A Celebration: 100 Years of Great Women1999TV Special documentaryHerself
60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentaryHerself (segment "Classic: Oprah")
Parkinson1999TV SeriesHerself
Home Improvement1999TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Profile1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favorite Female Television Performer
Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
About Us: The Dignity of Children1997TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
10th Anniversary Essence Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Favorite Female Television Performer
27th NAACP Image Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
The Most Fascinating Women of 19961996TV Movie documentaryHerself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine1996TV SpecialHerself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
25th Anniversary Essence Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Talk Show Host
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
All-American Girl1995TV SeriesHerself
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
CBS This Morning1989-1994TV SeriesHerself
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
ABC Afterschool Specials1992-1994TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself
The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Michael Jackson Talks to... Oprah Live1993TV SpecialHerself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1992TV SeriesHerself
Scared Silent: Ending and Exposing Child Abuse1992TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesHerself
Gabriel's Fire1990TV SeriesHerself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 1st Annual American Teacher Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1990TV SeriesHerself
Angela1990TV SeriesHerself
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Wogan1989TV SeriesHerself
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHerself
Diet America Challenge1989TV SpecialHerself
The 10th Annual Black Achievement Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988TV MovieHerself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHerself - Winner: Favourite Talk Show Host
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1988TV SeriesHerself
U.S.A. Today: The Television Series1988TV SeriesHerself
The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.1988TV SpecialHerself
Throw Momma from the Train1987Herself
A Show of Concern: The Heart of America Responds1987TV MovieHerself - Performer
Dolly1987TV SeriesHerself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
Saturday Night Live1986TV SeriesHerself - Host / Various
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1985TV SeriesHerself
A.M. Chicago1974TV SeriesHerself - Hostess (1984-1986)
Black Women in Hollywood Awards2015TV SpecialSelf
Entertainment Tonight2003-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Selma
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Live on the Phone / Herself - Guest
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Herself - Host
Super Soul Sunday2011-2015TV SeriesHerself - Host
Extra2003-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Selma
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - After Party / Herself
The Oscars2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay and Nominee: Best Picture
30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards2015TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved the Way2015TV MovieHerself
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009-2015TV SeriesHerself
Oprah's Master Class: Civil Rights Special2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Hostess
Good Morning America2004-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Co-Anchor / Herself
The Dr. Oz Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1990-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Selma
CBS This Morning2012-2014TV SeriesHerself - Selma / Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHerself / Valentina Kensington
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2004-2014TV SeriesHerself
Omg! Insider2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
Oprah's Lifeclass2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself - Hostess
Steve Harvey2013-2014TV SeriesHerself
Oprah Presents: Master Class2011-2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Host / Herself - Hostess
Rachael Ray2006-2014TV SeriesHerself
A Tribute to David Zaslav: Newhouse Mirror Awards2014Documentary shortHerself
The View2006-2014TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2006-2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Oprah Prime2014TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Lindsay2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2014TV SeriesHerself
EE British Academy Film Awards: The Red Carpet Show2014TV SpecialHerself
The EE British Academy Film Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2014TV SeriesHerself
Fed Up2014DocumentaryHerself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee / Presenter
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter / Nominee
Oprah's the Life You Want2014TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables2013TV SeriesHerself
Oprah's Next Chapter2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2013TV SeriesHerself
Lorraine2013TV SeriesHerself
The One Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Jimmy Kimmel Live! Writing for a Variety Series Nominees (uncredited)
The March2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2013TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Makers: Women Who Make America2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2013TV SeriesHerself
Miracle Rising: South Africa2013Documentary
The Hour2013TV SeriesHerself
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesHerself
One2013TV SeriesHerself
Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake2012TV MovieHerself - Host
Oprah's Favorite Things 20122012TV MovieHerself
The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls2012DocumentaryHerself
Citizen Hearst2012DocumentaryHerself
TV Guide's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments2012TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Host (2012)
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2012TV SeriesHerself
Oprah Builds a Network2012DocumentaryHerself - Host
The 26th Annual Genesis Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview2012TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Oprah's Oscar Special2012TV MovieHerself - Host
Under African Skies2012DocumentaryHerself
ABC News Nightline2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Rosie Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes2011TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2009-2011TV SeriesHerself
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Gomorron2011TV SeriesHerself - Sista avsnittet efter 25 år
The Oprah Winfrey Show1986-2011TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself
Access Hollywood Live2011TV SeriesHerself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
The Talk2011TV SeriesHerself
Oprah's Guide to OWN2011TV MovieHerself - Host
Cafwa2010Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2010TV SpecialHerself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself - Queen of Chat
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHerself
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'2010DocumentaryHerself
The Minerva Awards 2010: Oprah Winfrey2010ShortHerself - Interviewee
Reflections of Us2010Documentary shortHerself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart2010TV SeriesHerself
Jeopardy!2010TV SeriesHerself - Video Clue Presenter
Oprah & Tyler: A Project of Passion2010Video documentary shortHerself - Host
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special2010TV MovieHerself
Streisand: Live in Concert2009TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience (uncredited)
Life2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Narrator (U.S. Broadcast)
Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special2009TV SpecialHerself
It's Complicated2009Herself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Ice Bucket Challenge
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2005-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Selma
Omg! Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Selma
The 10 Faces of Michael Jackson2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rolf Harris and You2014Video documentaryHerself
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story2014DocumentaryHerself
Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHerself
Red River Bible & Prophecy Conference2014TV SeriesHerself
Hello Ross!2014TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2013-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Interviewer
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of2014TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2013TV SeriesHerself
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesGloria Gaines
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth2013DocumentaryHerself
Are All Men Pedophiles?2013DocumentaryHerself
60 Minutes2006-2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewer (segment "The Fall of Lance Armstrong") / Herself / Herself - Friend (segment "Tyler Perry") / ...
The Wright Stuff2013TV SeriesHerself
There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane2011DocumentaryHerself
Rachael Ray2011TV SeriesHerself
Nocturninos2011TV SeriesHerself
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHerself
Conan2010TV SeriesHerself
The Onion News Network2010TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHerself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Battle for Late Night2010TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV SeriesHerself - Super Bowl Party Guest
Live from Studio Five2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
Confessions of a Reality Show Loser2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2009TV SeriesHerself
This Morning2009TV SeriesHerself
Glenn Beck2009TV Series
US Election Night2008TV MovieHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1998-2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Hype: The Obama Effect2008Video documentaryHerself
Food, Inc.2008DocumentaryHerself
Maalaala mo kaya2008TV SeriesHerself
Red Eye2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2007-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Obama Supporter / Himself
Root of All Evil2008TV SeriesHerself
Life & Cooking2007TV SeriesHerself
Roots Remembered2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Everything's Cool2007DocumentaryHerself
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams2006TV SeriesHerself - Talk Show Host
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Michael Jackson's Boys2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
It's Good to Be...2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Extreme2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Greatest2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Music1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Dangerous: The Short Films1993VideoHerself

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearSelma (2014)Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Motion PictureSelma (2014)Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Christian Colson
2014BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest EnsembleSelma (2014)David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, André Holland, Giovanni Ribisi, Lorraine Toussaint, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Common, Alessandro Nivola, Keith Stanfield, Cuba Gooding Jr., Dylan Baker, Tim Roth
2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesSuper Soul Sunday (2011)Jill Barancik, Corny Koehl, Amy Ward, Lisa Weiss, Laura Berger, Shantel Klinger, Heather McGinley, Lisa Richards
2014Montecito AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalThe Butler (2013)
2014Lifetime Achievement AwardWomen Film Critics Circle Awards
2014WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Female Action StarSelma (2014)
2013AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActressThe Butler (2013)
2013OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
2012Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardAcademy Awards, USA
2011Special Recognition AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
2011Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2008Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsThe Great Debaters (2007)Denzel Washington, Robert Eisele, Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth, Molly Allen, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, David Crockett
2008Stanley Kramer AwardPGA AwardsThe Great Debaters (2007)Todd Black, Kate Forte
2005Hall of FameImage Awards
2005Founders AwardInternational Emmy Awards
2004People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Talk Show Host
2002Bob Hope Humanitarian AwardPrimetime Emmy Awards
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Made for Television MovieTuesdays with Morrie (1999)Kate Forte, Jennifer Ogden
2000PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Long-Form TelevisionTuesdays with Morrie (1999)Kate Forte
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1998Lifetime Achievement AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
1998People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Television Performer
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Dianne Atkinson Hudson, Alice McGee, Ellen Rakieten, Dana Newton, LeGrande Green, David Boul, Katy Murphy Davis, Angie Kraus-Bell
1997People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Television Performer
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Dianne Atkinson Hudson, Alice McGee, Ellen Rakieten, LeGrande Green, David Boul, Dana Newton
1996Personal AwardPeabody Awards
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Dianne Atkinson Hudson, Debra Di Maio, Ellen Rakieten, David Boul, Alice McGee, Dana Newton, LeGrande Green
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1994TV PrizeAftonbladet TV Prize, SwedenBest Foreign TV Personality - Female (Bästa utländska kvinna)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Debra Di Maio, Dianne Atkinson Hudson, Alice McGee, Ellen Rakieten, Mary Kay Clinton, David Boul, LeGrande Green, Rudy Guido, Dana Newton
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SpecialABC Afterschool Specials (1972)Debra Di Maio, Tod Lending, Ray Nunn, John Watkin, Eamon Harrington
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Debra Di Maio, Mary Kay Clinton, Ellen Rakieten, David Boul, Dianne Atkinson Hudson, Rudy Guido, Alice McGee
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Debra Di Maio, Ray Nunn, David Boul, Mary Kay Clinton, Rudy Guido, Dianne Atkinson Hudson, Alice McGee, Ellen Rakieten
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1991Special AwardImage AwardsEntertainer of the Year
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service ProgramThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Debra Di Maio, Ellen Rakieten, Dianne Atkinson Hudson, Mary Kay Clinton, Angela Thame, Alice McGee
1988People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Talk Show Host
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk or Service Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1987Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale Star of the Year

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearSelma (2014)Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
2015Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleSelma (2014)David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, André Holland, Giovanni Ribisi, Lorraine Toussaint, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Common, Alessandro Nivola, Keith Stanfield, Cuba Gooding Jr., Dylan Baker, Tim Roth
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best EnsembleSelma (2014)David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, André Holland, Giovanni Ribisi, Lorraine Toussaint, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Common, Alessandro Nivola, Keith Stanfield, Cuba Gooding Jr., Dylan Baker, Tim Roth
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureSelma (2014)
2015Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest FeatureSelma (2014)Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureSelma (2014)Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
2014BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Butler (2013)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastThe Butler (2013)Vanessa Redgrave, Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo, Michael James Madsen, Minka Kelly, Yaya DaCosta, Mariah Carey, Liev Schreiber, Alan Rickman, Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Jane Fonda, Alex Pettyfer, Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding Jr.
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Supporting ActressThe Butler (2013)
2014EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest PictureSelma (2014)Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
2014ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureSelma (2014)Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressThe Butler (2013)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, Motion PictureThe Butler (2013)
2014Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Butler (2013)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureThe Butler (2013)
2014Special AwardImage AwardsEntertainer of the Year
2014IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationBest Episodic SeriesOprah Presents: Master Class (2011)Jon Kamen, Jonathan Sinclair, Justin Wilkes
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic Movie Actress
2014Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Feature FilmThe Butler (2013)
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleSelma (2014)David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, André Holland, Giovanni Ribisi, Lorraine Toussaint, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Common, Alessandro Nivola, Keith Stanfield, Cuba Gooding Jr., Dylan Baker, Tim Roth
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Butler (2013)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Butler (2013)Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleSelma (2014)David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, André Holland, Giovanni Ribisi, Lorraine Toussaint, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Common, Alessandro Nivola, Keith Stanfield, Cuba Gooding Jr., Dylan Baker, Tim Roth
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Series or SpecialOprah Presents: Master Class (2011)Justin Wilkes, Jon Kamen, Jon Sinclair
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActressThe Butler (2013)
2013DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressThe Butler (2013)
2013HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Butler (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Butler (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Butler (2013)
2013UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Butler (2013)
2013WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsWorst Female Images in a MovieThe Butler (2013)
2013WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Feature FilmThe Butler (2013)
2011People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Talk Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
2010EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsFemale Icon of Humanitarian Activism
2009EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest PicturePrecious (2009)Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Tom Heller, Tyler Perry
2008People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Talk Show Host
2007People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Talk Show Host
2006People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Daytime Talk Show Host
2005Black Movie AwardBlack Movie AwardsOutstanding Television MovieTheir Eyes Were Watching God (2005)Kate Forte, Quincy Jones, Matthew Carlisle
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Daytime Talk Show Host
2003Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialA Prayer for America: Yankee Stadium Memorial (2001)David Stern, Marcia Lee, Adam Cooper, Annette Jolles, Eric Duke
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special2000 Essence Awards (2000)Bill Cosby
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsTalk-Variety Star of the Year
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1999Black Film AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ActressBeloved (1998)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Dianne Atkinson Hudson, Ellen Rakieten, Dana Newton, Michael Tanaka, Randall Barone, Alice McGee, Mollie Allen, Kandi Amelon, Amy Craig, Katy Murphy Davis, Lisa Erspamer, Angie Kraus-Bell, Laura Grant Sillars, Jill Van Lokeren
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Motion PictureBeloved (1998)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Drama ActressBeloved (1998)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Dianne Atkinson Hudson, David Boul, Alice McGee, Dana Newton, Ellen Rakieten, Mollie Allen, Kandi Amelon, Amy Craig, Katy Murphy Davis, Angie Kraus-Bell, Laura Grant Sillars, Jill Van Lokeren
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational SpecialMichael Jackson Talks to... Oprah Live (1993)Debra Di Maio, Wendy Roth
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Debra Di Maio, Ellen Rakieten, Dianne Atkinson Hudson, Alice McGee, Mary Kay Clinton, David Boul, Rudy Guido, LeGrande Green, Dana Newton, Chris McWatt
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)Debra Di Maio, Mary Kay Clinton, Ellen Rakieten, Dianne Atkinson Hudson, Alice McGee, David Boul, Angela Thame
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding MiniseriesThe Women of Brewster Place (1989)Carole Isenberg, Karen Hall, Patricia K. Meyer, Reuben Cannon, Barbara Black
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Color Purple (1985)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe Color Purple (1985)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Color Purple (1985)

TitleSalary
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)$315,000,000 per year (2010)
The Color Purple (1985)approx. $35,000

#Fact
1Good friends with Tyler Perry.
2Longtime friend of Joan Rivers. Winfrey attended her funeral, when the comedienne passed away on September 7, 2014.
3Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 by President Barack Obama.
4Her support of Barack Obama helped him to become the first Black US president.
5Oprah has become the first African-American woman to own a cable network. It is called OWN, which stands for Oprah Winfrey Network.
6Since the inception of the "Book Club" segment on her show, an estimated 30 million books were sold as a direct result of the worldwide publicity.
7Ever since she was 15-years-old, Oprah has kept a journal of every day of her life.
8Teenage crushes were Beatle Paul McCartney and the Jackson 5's Jackie Jackson.
9Received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award - a special Oscar for her charity work - on November 12, 2011 in Los Angeles.
10Oprah's broadcasting career began in the late 1960s as a teenage intern at WVOL, an African-American radio station in Nashville, Tennessee.
11When Oprah's show went independent for the first time, her staff consisted of 4 personnel including herself. By 2011, her empire had expanded to 464 personnel.
12Over the 25-year run of her daytime TV talk show, Winfrey never once missed a day through absenteeism.
13Attended Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin for a short period of time in her teenage years.
14Her idol is Diana Ross.
15Aunt of Chrishaunda Lee, the daughter of her deceased half-sister Patricia. Oprah walked Chrishaundra down the aisle at her wedding in 2005.
16With ratings at an estimated 6.5 million viewers per day, her show is the most popular talk show in the world.
17Recipient of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors; other recipients that year were Jerry Herman, Paul McCartney, Merle Haggard, and Bill T. Jones.
18Her personal chef until 2007 was Art Smith.
19World's first black billionairess with an estimated worth of $2.3 billion as of 2009.
20Jeff Bridges, Michael Douglas, Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Costner, Steve Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Carol Burnett, John Cleese, Rob Lowe and Ivan Reitman are among her various Southern California neighbors.
21She was awarded an honorary doctorate from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 2009 and was the 2009 Commencement Speaker.
22Ranked #1 in the 2008 Forbes The Celebrity 100 list.
23Had two half-siblings from her mother. Her half-brother passed away from AIDS in December 1988 and her half-sister, Patricia Lee, died under mysterious circumstances in 2003.
24Thanked by Shawn Colvin in the liner notes of her album "A Few Small Repairs".
25In 2006, she earned an estimated $260 million in salary from her various interests including syndication, cable television, and print magazines.
26In 2006, she gave $58,300,000 to charity to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, Oprah's Angel Network, and other groups.
27Her two-year-old golden retriever, Gracie, died after accidentally choking to death on another dog's ball [July 2007].
28Appearing on the annual "Time 100" list, Time's ranking of the 100 most influential people in the world, in 2007 again, she is the only person who has been on that list five times (May 2007).
29Has Native American ancestry.
30Winfrey's name was originally "Orpah," after the biblical figure in the book of Ruth. Several different stories allude to the fact that either a misspelling on her birth certificate or a struggle with the pronunciation of her name eventually led to "Oprah" being adopted as her given name.
31Collapsed from heat exhaustion during a recent visit to her hometown of Kosciusko, Mississippi. [October 2006]
32Was #3 on the annual Forbes magazine Celebrity 100 list in 2006
33Has a cameo playing herself in Throw Momma from the Train (1987). In a "clip" from her show, she interviews a writer (the ex-wife of Billy Crystal's character) whose plagiarized and embellished "life story" is at the top of the bestseller lists (foreshadowing the James Frey controversy twenty years later).
34After years of publicly criticizing David Letterman's late-night television show, Late Show with David Letterman (1993), she and Letterman finally settled their differences when she agreed to appear on the December 1, 2005 episode, during which time she was to be in New York to promote her musical of The Color Purple (1985). During the Superbowl of 2007, they appeared in an advertisement together for Letterman's show. In the ad, they sat together on a couch watching the Superbowl, wearing opposing team jerseys.
35First African-American woman to become a billionaire in American history.
36Was a guest at friends Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's star-studded wedding
37According to Forbes magazine, her 2005 net worth is $1.3 billion. She was the first African-American women to make the list of billionaires, in 2003.
38Natural daughter of Vernon Winfrey by Vernita Lee (born 2 May 1935).
39Purchased a house at 3330 Radcliffe Avenue, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This superb 11,000 sq ft waterfront property was on sale for Cdn $18 million, at the time British Columbia's most expensive house, but she paid Cdn $17 million (US$13 million). [June 2004]
40Net worth is estimated to be US$1.1 billion.
41Ranked #1 Pop Culture Icon on VH1's The Greatest: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (2003), beating out Superman and Elvis.
42Elected to the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY
43Ranked #1 on VH1's list of the "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons" (2003)
44She and her former personal trainer, Bob Greene, announced they are buying seven shoreline lots from Getty Family Trust to build several homes, including one on 102-acre lot for Oprah. They plan to put conservation first and keep site development low key. [April 2002]
45Born at 7:51 PM EST
46(1986 - present) Partner is Stedman Graham.
47Raised in abject poverty, she received her first pair of shoes in 1959 at age 6. She learned to read at age 2½. In fact, when it was time for her to start kindergarten, she wrote a note to her teacher insisting she should be in first grade. The teacher agreed and after finishing that grade she was then skipped to third grade.
48Was instrumental in the passage of the Oprah Bill, in the early 1990s. The bill was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, and is aimed at stopping child abuse.
49Gave birth to a baby boy when she was just 14. The baby died after 2 weeks, from complications of being born 2 months premature.
50Her immensely popular TV talk show is a Harpo Production. Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards. Harpo is also the name of a character in The Color Purple (1985) (Oprah's film debut) played by Willard E. Pugh.
51Awarded (lst) 50th anniversary medal by National Book Foundation, NYC. [November 1999]
52Given an honorary National Book Award for her "influential contribution to reading and books". [October 1999]
53(Fall 1999) She and Stedman Graham are teaching "Dynamics of Leadership" class at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
54Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca, New York.
55Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997.
56Announced that Oprah would receive $130,000,000 for continuing her talk show through the 1999-2000 TV season. [September 1997]
57Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.
58Is the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show.
59Graduate of Tennessee State University, with a degree in Speech and Performing Arts.
60She was ranked first in Entertainment Weekly's 1998 list of the most powerful people in show business, but dropped to sixth in the 1999 list. Still, she was the highest ranking performer, as well as the highest ranking woman, and the only African-American to make the list.
61Was sued by Texas cattlemen who claimed that Oprah defamed beef on her talk show. The case went to trial, causing Oprah to have to relocate her show's production to Amarillo, Texas, for the duration of the trial. She was found not liable.
62Graduated from East Nashville High School in Nashville, Tennessee (1971), where she was voted most popular.
63In addition to being a news anchor on WJZ-TV13 in Baltimore, Maryland, Winfrey was co-host with Richard Sher (a reporter) on a local talk show called "People are Talking" on that station.
64She permanently withdrew herself and her show from consideration for a Daytime Emmy Award after being awarded the Lifetime Achievement in 1998. She was quoted as saying, "After you've achieved it for a lifetime, what else is there?"

#Quote
1What kind of woman do I want to be? One who willingly gives and receives love. One who is compassionate. Understanding. Positive. Forgiving. A woman who makes responsible choices. I want to live with a heart open to life.
2When in doubt, be bold!
3The future is full of possibility, whether you make one tiny change - or a whole invigorating, thrilling, inspiring bunch of them.
4Whatever your dreams, ideas or rejects, we plant a seed, nurture it - and then reap the fruits of our labors.
5I feel I have made a living being myself. I've made a career out of my own authenticity. I don't have one face I present to the white world or to the black world. I talk to my dogs the same way I'm speaking right now.
6[on performing in 'Lee Daniel's The Butler'] I'm a historian of my own history - of African American history. I believe that when you know who you are you have the ability to move forward, not only with your own strength but with the strength of your entire ancestry. I am the daughter of a maid, and my grandmother was a maid, and her mother was a maid, and her mother was a slave. I feel validated by the war that the butler and his entire generation fought in their own way. And the fact that there's another generation of freedom writers and freedom fighters, because of evolution and growth and change, decided they weren't going to do that anymore. Both wars were necessary for their time.
7[on Shondra Rhimes] Shondra is a storyteller for our times. Courageous in her approach to the work, she's never played by other people's rules. She creates an assemblage of worldly foibles and aspirations. She understands that every dream is valuable and every identity deserves inspection through the looking-glass of television. She knows the power of reflection and wields that power with grace and generosity.
8The best advice touches the part of you that knows it's true.
9Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never , ever have enough.
10No matter where you are on your journey, that's exactly where you need to be. The next road is always up.
11I'm a firm believer that anyone can have a breakthrough right in her own backyard.
12When the odds are against you and you have the depth of clarity to listen to your own instincts and follow what is true for you, you may not become a Jay-Z, but you will become the best thing that you can be.
13Reaching your true potential is more than an ideal. It's the ultimate goal.
14Having the best things is no substitute for having the best life.
15On strategy: Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
16On personal power: I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.
17Part of her 2009 commencement speech at Duke: Of all the wonderful things that have happened including getting a doctorate, an honorary doctorate from Duke, what really makes me feel successful is being able to use my life in service to someone else. And I will have to say, it is a wonderful thing to have a beautiful home or homes, a wonderful thing to have a beautiful home which just escaped the fire in Santa Barbara. And it is really fantastic to have your own jet and anybody who says it isn't is lying to you. The jet thing is really good. But you haven't completed the circle of success unless you can help somebody else move forward.
18Just want to say how deeply saddened I am, we all are, by the sudden passing of actress Natasha Richardson yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Liam Neeson, their two sons, the rest of their family and friends. Yet another reminder of how fleeting life can be and how precious. We need to value every moment (On Natasha Richardson's tragic death).
19My philosophy is that doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
20Some women have a weakness for shoes... I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.
21The expectation of my life was that I might be able to work for some good white folks. Now I got some good white folks working for me.
22What matters is how you feel inside, because feeling beautiful on the inside is key to looking good.quoted in Woman's World 9-20-05
23The essential question is not, "How busy are you?' but 'What are you busy at?' 'Are you doing what fulfills you?'
24All my life I have always known I was born to greatness.
25Lots of people want to ride with you in the Limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the Limo breaks down.
26My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
27Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

#Trademark
1Her repeated dramatic weight loss and gain
2Her self-deprecating humor

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