The Amazing Oprah Winfrey at 70; From Young Talk Show Host to Media Billionaire

Oprah Winfrey is an american media mogul born January 29 1954, with giant strides in the media world celebrates her 70 years in a unique style filled with deep resonation and empowering intonations on the global stage.

She has many feathers on her cap which includes talkshow host, movie actor, producer and director.

Starting her career as a host on television news anchor on CBS at the age of 19, moved on in 1976 to ABC news affilate as a reporter and co-anchor. Being energetic and thorough in her duties, she had struggles concerning objectivity and quit. In 1977, she became a co-anchor for Baltimore popular morning show ‘People Are Talking’.

In 1985, Oprah starred in Steven Spielberg’s screen adaptation of Alice Walker’s 1982 classic ‘The Color Purple’. Her critically acclaimed performance ushered in other roles, as well as appearing on the television miniseries The Women of Brewster Place in 1989.

In 1986, Oprah established Harpo Productions, Inc., and film production company, Harpo Films, in 1990. The companies worked hard by buying film rights to literary works, including Connie May Fowler’s ‘Before Women Had Wings’, which was released in 1997 with Oprah as both star and producer, and Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’, which appeared in 1998, also with Oprah in a starring role.

Oprah ventured into and voiced on multiple animated films, including Charlotte’s ‘Web’ in 2006 and ‘The Princess and the Frog’ in 2009, and appeared in Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ in 2013. ‘Selma’ came through in 2014 a film about Martin Luther King, Jr., that Winfrey produced and appeared in, was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture.

She also starred in the HBO TV movie ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ in 2017, portraying the daughter of a woman whose cancerous cells were, unbeknownst to her and her family, used in research that led to numerous scientific advances. She appeared as ‘Mrs Which’ in the 2018 film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed 1962 sci-fi novel, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’. Oprah broke new ground in 1996 by starting an on-air book club.

The septuagenerian boast of a highly decorated media career, won 20 Emmy awards, a Tony award and a Peabody award. According to Forbes, she was once the richest Black woman in America and first Black woman billionaire in the U.S., with a $2.5 billion net worth.