Almost everyone knows the name, Oprah Winfrey. Oprah is known as one of the most influential and successful people in the world. She is most famous for her talk show that lasted 25 years. Although she’s most famous for her show, she’s also considered a media mogul, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Oprah has had several huge successes in her life that have resulted in her being famously known worldwide.
Oprah was the first Black American Woman to own her production company and her show is what made her go big. At one point, she was the highest-paid entertainer on her talk show, which reached 15 million people a day. So many Americans were influenced by her words of inspiration and her positive messages for self-improvement. She additionally used her talk show as an educational platform, featuring book clubs, interviews, self-improvement segments, and philanthropic forays into world events.
Awards and Achievements
As said earlier, Oprah has been nominated for various awards and has won multiple. Some awards and honors she has received include 18 Daytime Emmy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Chairman's Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, including the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, a Tony Award, a Peabody Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Another inspiring achievement Oprah has accomplished is her foundation. She created this foundation in 1987 for women, children, families, and education. Her mission for her foundation is to lead, educate, uplift, inspire, and empower women and children throughout the world. From her foundation, it has awarded thousands of grants to nonprofits that support the inspiration, empowerment, and education of women, children, and families around the world. Oprah’s Angel Network has raised more than $80 million, and 100% of the donations are funded to charitable projects and grants across the globe.
Oprah hasn't only inspired people with her words but she has changed millions of lives worldwide, giving people better opportunities in life. So many strong women have changed our world and this month we dedicate an appreciation for all they’ve done in our world.