She is an iconic leader among savvy businesswomen, and does not look a drop her age after having just celebrated her 60th birthday on January 29, 2014. Oprah Winfrey has not only kept her beauty but along has kept her success vibrant as if the two are a well-oiled machine never to lose steam. She was born January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to an unwed couple. Little did anyone know that at the time when little Ms. Winfrey was chewing gum and skipping rope to school, that she would have caused such positive media havoc in this race for viewing space industry today. Please, hold your applause until the end the show is just about to beginning.
Her road towards success was not simple having dealt with a troubled childhood life of abuse and neglect. She escaped her tormentors by moving in with her father, Vernon, who was a very proud businessman in Nashville, Tennessee. As Oprah’s life continued with trials and tribulation, she kept her wits on achieving what was thought to be the impossible, possible. By the sweat of her brow, she designed her own success as if she took breathless blows and swung a sledgehammer on the hottest summer that Tennessee has ever felt before, tightly gripped slapping the wall and knocking down those barriers that would have stopped anyone else on their tracks, but not a determine young Oprah Winfrey.
She had begun her radio and television-broadcasting debut in 1971 in Nashville, where she attended Tennessee State University. In 1976, a door of opportunity opened in Baltimore, Maryland where she hosted a TV gab show “People Are Talking”. Winfrey’s eight-year dedication towards the show made it into an overnight sensation. Other networks noticing how she swirled emotions of her audience, and one took particular interest in Ms. Oprah Winfrey, a Chicago TV station saw the sparkling laughs and claps of the audience on the competitive network, then decided to scooped up the magnificent talent to host their morning show, “A.M. Chicago”. The producers knew they grabbed a winner when Ms. Oprah Winfrey endearing personality won over the hearts of 100,000 more viewers, in a matter of a few short months.
The name “Oprah Winfrey” became synonyms in Americas’ homes it was like a fisherman’s fishnet having caught the eyes of the world and not one viewer was able to escape, it as if there was not enough of Oprah Winfrey to go around, they needed more. Her true fame came when she appeared in Steven Spielberg’s movie “The Color Purple” in 1985. She was nominated the Academy Award for the best supporting actress.
The now star-studded celebrity talk show host was still revving-up her audience of over 10 million viewers on 120 channels, with her very own talk show, “Oprah Winfrey”. Madam Media Oprah Winfrey did not stop there when she obtained ownership of the show from ABC; seized full control of the show, and cleverly she created a new production company with her first name (Oprah) spelled backwards then naming it “Harpo Productions”(clever indeed).
Bouquets would not be enough as Ms. Oprah Winfrey is the culpa of modern day success, as she has shown women of every race that success can be theirs too; it is alive, kicking and too will-it as they please.