- Career and Professional Life:
- How Much is the Net worth of Oprah Winfrey?
- Personal Life and Other Facts
Career and Professional Life:
The former host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah was a popular student at East Nashville High School where she became the second in the nation in dramatic interpretation. This hard-working media personality secured a full scholarship from Tennessee State University which was a historically black institution.
Compelled by the difficult phase, Winfrey started working at a local grocery store during her teenage. Her successful career in the media industry is rooted by the motivation and inspiration of her grandmother who encouraged her to speak in public. Luckily, she entered into Nashville's WLAC-TV, a local media where she was the first black female as well as the youngest news anchor.
In 1976, Winfrey moved to Baltimore's WJZ-TV as a co-anchor for the six o'clock news. Her extraordinary influencing qualities made Richard Sher to recruit her as a co-host of WJZ's local talk show, ‘People Are Talking’ which was premiered on 14th August 1978. The dedicated host moved to Chicago for hosting WLS-TV's low-rated half-hour morning talk show, AM Chicago. The show overtook Donahue as the highest-rated talk show in Chicago within six months from the last place.
After the success of Winfrey's show skyrocketed, King World bought the syndication rights to air the program in one hundred thirty-eight cities, a record for the first-time syndication in 1985. This year, Winfrey won her time slot by 31 percent and carried the top ten markets in the United States.
As said by TV Journalist Howard Rosenberg, this television host is a roundhouse, aggressive, lovable, soulful, tender, hyper, laughable, low-down and hungry who may know the way to Phil Donahue's jugular. Les Payne from Newsday commented on Winfrey as sharper than Donahue, more genuine and far better attuned to her audience.
This chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions received a special award from the Chicago Academy for the Arts in 1986 for her vital contributions towards the city's artistic community. Her ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ had won several Emmys awards making her be honored as the ‘Best Talk Show Host.’ By the National Organization for Women, this irony lady was named as the Woman of Achievement.
In early 2017, CBS stated that Winfrey would join 60 Minutes on the Sunday evening news magazine program starting in the fall of 2017 as a special contributor. At present, she is the Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions and Oprah Winfrey Network.
How Much is the Net worth of Oprah Winfrey?
This first multi-billionaire black person of North America has accumulated a net worth of US$ 2.9 billion as of 2017. Even at this age of 63, she is earning $75 million per year. Oprah Winfrey owns a beautiful house in Montecito, California. An interesting thing is that this renowned host and media personality has decorated the house in several cities including New Jersey, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois and Fisher Island, Florida. The facts about her income and properties are known to the public as they are mentioned on the internet.
Personal Life and Other Facts
Stedman Graham is the husband of Oprah Winfrey to whom she married on 1986. Till date, there seems no disputes and misunderstanding between this couple. It is said that the husband of this billionaires is loving and supporting in nature. All facts about Oprah Winfrey are easily available on the internet including Wikipedia and IMDb.