Oprah Winfrey is one of the highest paid and most watched TV celebrities of all times. Oprah is an American multiple- Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award -nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. According to Forbes magazine, she was the richest African American of the 20th century and the world's only Black billionaire for three straight years. Life magazine has ranked her as the most influential woman of her generation and Time magazine has ranked her as one of only four people to have shaped both the 20th century and the early 21st. In 2005, Business Week ranked her as the greatest Black philanthropist in American history.
- Born: Orpah Gail Winfrey (1954-01-29) January 29, 1954 (age 66) Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
- Alma mater: Tennessee State University
- Occupation: TV host, actress, producer, media executive, author
- Years active: 1973–present
- Net worth: US$2.5 billion (September 2020)
- Title: Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions (1986–present), Chairwoman, CEO and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network (2011–present)
- Political party: Independent
- Partner(s): Stedman Graham (1986–present)
- Children: Canaan (b. 1968; d. 1968)
- Website: oprah.com