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Oprah G. Winfrey

Harpo Productions

1988 - Present

Entertainment & Broadcast Media

1980 b. 1954
BirthplaceMississippi (MS)
RaceBlack or African American
FatherLaborer, Skilled
Era - 1980

Through her company, Harpo Productions, Winfrey has created a multimedia empire. Beginning as an early morning talk show host in Chicago, Winfrey parlayed this success into one of the most enduring and successful talk shows in history – “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” From this success, she has launched movie productions, a new cable TV channel, a book club, and one of the fastest growing new magazines in the last decade, O, The Oprah Magazine. Winfrey has won numerous awards for her work and is considered one of the most influential media personalities in the United States.