Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century and the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world. Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, saying she was raped at age nine and became pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime-talk-show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.
Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue,
me is Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey, you sit here to think to yourself, why her? Oprah Winfrey in one word “Billionaire”. The First black female billionaire to be exact. She was a young homely little girl who is now one of the most respectable, wealthiest and honorable people in the world. Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to a young girl named Vernita Lee on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi; Hattie Mae Lee whom was her grandmother. Her mother was only thirteen when she was pregnant. Oprah had…
leader. The paper firstly defines leadership, and then introduces two modern day business leaders Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates, giving brief biographies on their lives and leadership qualities.
It then outlines characteristics of an effective leader and compares and contrasts the two leaders as such.
The paper concludes by…