Oprah Winfrey

Submitted by on Oct 6, 2015

Oprah Winfrey

The Oprah real name – Orpah. It was named after the biblical character Orpy. But Orpoy girl so no one ever called. There are two versions. which Orpah became Oprah. At first neither the parents. nor friends could not utter such a strange name. and it was decided to change it, even on the birth certificate.

A second version says. that the midwife. fill out the paperwork at the hospital. simply confused or misunderstood and write the child’s name in documents Oprah.

The childhood of the famous TV presenter was very difficult. Her parents. his mother a maid. and his father a miner. never been married. When Oprah was born. my father was in the army. and the mother on the birth of her daughter moved to the north. Winfrey where lived the first six years with his grandmother. My grandmother took her to church every Sunday. and the locals have even given the title of Oprah ” preacher & raquo ;, because it is like no one could recite a chapter from the Bible. Achieved such obedience violent methods if the girl misbehaved or did not perform it. that punishes grandmother. then often beat her rod.

In six years, Oprah and his mother moved to the area of ​​the old ghetto of Milwaukee. Wis.

Oprah told. what. when she was 9 years old. it often harassed and bullied brothers. At one of his shows Oprah Winfrey said. as it is the age of nine was raped by a cousin. and instead I bought her an ice cream.

In spite of all terrors of his life. Oprah managed to teach themselves to read and write and 12 years beginning in school.

As a teenager, Oprah still ran away from home. When she was 14 she became pregnant and gave birth to a child. who died shortly after birth. At that time, Oprah was in a shelter for troubled teens. Oprah’s mother sent to her father in Nashville. Tenn.

My father was quite strict. but it was good for a girl. Thanks to him, Oprah Winfrey has become harder to do. She won the competition in eloquence. thanks to which became a student of the University of Tennessee. where she studied public relations.

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In 17 years, Oprah became the youngest reporter in the local media and the first black female TV reporter in Nashville. Popularity came to her after. she became one of the leading morning talk show “Says Baltimore”.

In 1986, Oprah has developed. He invented and created his own show ” Oprah & raquo ;, which was conducted in Chicago in 64 countries. Thanks to this show, it was not only the world famous TV presenter. but also one of the richest women. according to Forbes.


Oprah Winfrey lives with her civil husband Steadman Graham for about 20 years.

Unfortunately. after the death of the first child Oprah can no longer have children. But the actress is not discouraged and felt. that girls from her established Africa & rsquo; s Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls sent to her for that. to become his daughters.

The very Winfrey says it all this way: “I never had children and never thought to have. Now I have 152 daughters. I expect. that there will be 75 next year. It’s like a kind of pregnancy. I said to their grandmother. mothers. members of their families (some girls have lost their families):”Your daughters are now my daughters. and I promise you to take care of them”.

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