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Oprah Winfrey: The Media Queen

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Summary

Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul, television host and author. Oprah Winfey rose from poverty, abuse and prejudice to become one of the most influential people on the planet. Today she earns an annual salary of $315 million thanks to her highly lucrative media empire. A dedicated scholar, she excelled at school and earned a scholarship to Tennessee State University. Her career in media began in her teens when she was hired by a local radio station to announce the news. From there she moved on to television with The Oprah Winfrey Show debuting in 1984 and quickly rising to the number one talk show in Chicago, displacing Phil Donahue. When Oprah began to broadcast nationally two years later, Donahue's show was once again surpassed in ratings. Oprah's diverse format included world and humanitarian issues, health, spirituality, and interviews with the non-famous and famous alike.
She is credited for having revolutionized the television talk show platform.

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