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Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we'll talk about entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah Winfrey's Start

Oprah Winfrey was born in Mississippi in 1954, but grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. Her talented was apparent from the start. At the age of 15, she was broadcasting on the radio, and by the age of 17, was a television anchor. She was the first African-American woman and youngest television anchor ever.

The Oprah Winfrey Show

In Baltimore, she continued to co-anchor, and soon she decided to enter the talk format dominated by Phil Donahue. She started in AM Chicago in 1984, which quickly zoomed to the top of the ratings and quickly became known as The Oprah Winfrey Show, inside of a year.

It was the biggest syndicated show ever, with multiple Emmys. It was seen by 30 million viewers a week in the United States, and seen in over 111 countries.

Oprah Winfrey's Other Productions and Projects

Oprah enjoyed another leap to fame when she co-starred in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, for which she was Oscar nominated. She then began her own production company called Harpo Films - that's Oprah spelled backwards. She produced made-for-TV movies under the banner Oprah Winfrey Presents, and theatrical films such as Toni Morrison's Beloved.

Oprah conquered the publishing world in the year 2000 with Oprah the Magazine. It had a huge successful start-up, and Oprah's book club jolted the publishing world by quickly becoming the world's largest book club.

Oprah ended her talk show in May 2011, and quickly founded her own cable network - OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, which focuses on lifestyle programming. Oprah is known to be a philanthropist who always gives back. She began the Oprah Winfrey Foundation in 1987, founded the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, and supports education around the world.

Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.
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