Saturday, August 21, 2010

the greatest person alive

For me and some of the people I know, Oprah Winfrey is the greatest person alive. She is very influential and very strong. She is a role model to thousands of people all over the world.

She is known as the world’s richest philanthropist. She is also known for her award winning self-entitled talk show Oprah. She is also ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century. Oprah is once known as the only black billionaire.

Oprah also had her fair share of hardships. She was born in poverty by her teenage single mother in the rural Mississippi and later on raised in the inner-city Milwaukee. She was raped at the age of nine and got pregnant at the age of 14. Her son died in infancy. Afterward she was sent to live with the man who got her pregnant.

She then called her father a barber in Tennessee. From then on she got her break on a radio job while she was still in high school. At the age of 19 she co-anchored her first local evening news. Her personal experiences got her transferred to a daytime talk show arena. She then boosted that third rated local Chicago talk show to first place. Making her launch her own production company and became internationally syndicate.

Through all that success Oprah stays down to earth. She never fails to amaze people with her kindness. She is involved with so many charities and rumor has it that she actually supports half of Africa.

Oprah sees the world in a different view. Her hardships were her key and inspiration to keep on moving forward. Who would have ever thought that a poor nobody would end up one of the richest person on earth? What are the odds of becoming someone influential all of a sudden?

She didn’t just get there like magic. She got where she is today because of determination, and hard work.That is why Oprah for many young and old individuals is the greatest person alive.

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