Net Worth :
2.7 billion dollars
Date of Birth :
January 29, 1954
Country of Citizenship :
Oprah Winfrey is an American television host, best known for her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. She is the richest African American of the 20th century, the most generous black philanthropist in American history, and once the world's only black billionaire.
Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce Knowles recently took the top two spots on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. The ranking is not based on income only, it also rely on magazine covers, mentions on press and in Internet. Neither one of them became famous by hurting others or making scandals. They are known for being hard working businesswomen and compassionate enough to participate in philanthropic causes. They have inspired millions of black women and serve as fantastic role models for young black girls.
Oprah is trying expanding her empire. In 2008, she collaborated with Discovery Communications to create the Oprah Winfrey Network. The Oprah Winfrey Show debuted nationally in 1986 and today it is broadcasted in 145 countries. In addition, Oprah's Angel Network has raised more than $70 million for international humanitarian causes.