Oprah Winfrey is America’s first lady of talk shows, well known for surpassing her competition to become the most watched daytime show host on television. Her natural style with guests and audiences on the Oprah Winfrey Show earned her widespread popularity, as well as her own production company, Harpo, Inc.

This will be just very inspirational and motivational summary Oprah Winfrey life story, just to know what she was in her early years and how she became so successful.

Difficult childhood

Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey on an isolated farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. Winfrey has unmarried parents, which separated soon after she was born and left her in the care of her grandmother on the farm.

When Winfrey was a child, entertained herself by “playacting” in front of an “audience” of farm animals. She learned to read at two years old.

When Winfrey was six years old, she was sent north to join her mother and two half-brothers in a In the ghetto in Milwaukee, an extremely poor and dangerous neighborhood. At twelve years old, Winfrey was sent to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee. There she was feeling secure and happy and she began making speeches at social gatherings and churches, and one time earned five hundred dollars for a speech. It’s also interesting that she knew then what she want, and she wanted to be “paid to talk.”

After some time, Winfrey was called back by her mother, and she leave the safety of her father’s home. The poor, urban lifestyle had its negative effect on Winfrey as a young teenager, and her problems were compounded by repeated sexual abuse, starting at age nine, by men that others in her family trusted. Her mother worked odd jobs and did not have much time for supervision. Well, after years of bad behavior, Winfrey’s mother sent her back to her father in Nashville.

Winfrey said her father saved her life, because he was very strict and provided her with guidance, structure, rules, and books. He required his daughter to complete weekly book reports, and she went without dinner until she learned five new vocabulary words each day.

Oprah Winfrey life story

A turning point

Winfrey was an excellent student, participating the drama club, debate club and student council. She won a full scholarship to Tennessee State University in an Elsk Club speaking contest. The next year she was invited to the White House Conference on Youth. So, Winfrey was crowned Miss Fire Prevention by WVOL, a local Nashville radio station, and was hired by the station to read afternoon newscasts.

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