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Interesting information and fun Facts about Oprah Winfrey for kids. Learn and share!

  • Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on 29 January 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi.
  • Oprah’s most public love relationship is with her dogs.
  • She begins her days with a prayer or meditation.
    Oprah Winfrey

    “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

  • Oprah’s Angel Network has raised more than $51 million for various charities, and she regularly matches the public’s sum donations, as she did with the Hurricane Katrina relief fund.
  • In January 2007, The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls was opened in Meyerton, South of Johannesburg.
  • Oprah Winfrey has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century.
  • She was a victim of childhood sexual abuse and helped bring the issue more public attention through her show and legislation.
  • In 1998 she received the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • In 2002, she became the first recipient of the Television Arts & Sciences’ Bob Hope Humanitarian award.
  • She was elected the 2008 Person of the Year by animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
  • Oprah Winfrey was also nominated for an Oscar in the film – A Color Purple.
  • Over the several years, she sponsored about 100 black men through college with a $7 million in scholarships.
  • By 2012 she had given away about $400 million to educational cause.
  • Oprah has also remained a powerful role model for women, and black American women in particular.
  • Her favorite book is the American classic, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
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