January 29, 1954 to Present
Best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah became known as the Queen of All Media. Professionally she is a media executive, actress, television producer, and philanthropist.
She co-founded the women’s television network Oxygen. In 2011 she started the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
The first female black billionaire. She was also the only black billionaire from 2004 to 2006. In 2017 she was one of only 10 black billionaires in the world.
In celebration of Women’s History Month we are going to highlight 31 influential African American Women. Help us tell #HERstory365 by using this hashtag and sharing this on social media.
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