About Oprah Winfrey
There are many famous people in the world, some of them were candidates for the Nobel Prize Peace. For example, Barak Obama,Oprah Winfrey and many others like them. In this essay I will describe one of the important and famous woman in the world. Oprah winfrey is instantly recognizable to just about every person in the United States. She was nominated for the Nobel peace prize because she helped poor people from all around the world.
On January 29th 1954 Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to unmarried teenge parents in Mississippi. She lived in the first six years of her life in the farm with her grandmother while her mother worked in another city. While she was in her grandmother’s care, she was taught to read from a very early age. She was three years old when she started reading books. Books were always an important part of her life. Oprah’s friends were the animals in her grandmother’s farm. She played with them and read them some of the Bible stories.
Then, when she was six years old her mother sent her to live with her grandmother, but they were so poor and that they couldn’t even afford a dog or a cat so she made pets out of two cockroaches because she wanted to play with the animals and talk to them. After that, her mother wanted to send Oprah back to the farm but Oprah’s grandmother was too old and she couldnt looked after the child so her mother talked with her father to take Oprah with him and help her mother to take care of Oprah.
When Oprah lived with her father, she worked hard at school and at church. She wrote speeches for the church, when she was seven years old and they paid her and that was the first job for Oprah Winfrey. Oprah’s father helped her turn her life around. Oprah has spoken of his requirement that she read five books every two weeks and completes a book report on the book. It was a very busy year for Oprah. When summer began she went to her mother.
But she wasn’t happy there because her cousin raped her when she was nine years old and later she was molested by a male friend of her mother’s because of that she ran away from mother’s house (Wikipedia_2009). When she was seventeen years old, she went to a radio station. They asked her to read the news for them and she was very good and she got her first job in the radio. At the age of nineteen Oprah landed her first job as a reporter for a radio station in Nashville. Later she entered Tennessee State University to study radio and television broadcasting.
After that, Oprah Winfrey moved to Baltimore where she hosted a TV show called “People Are Talking”. The show was a hit and Winfrey stayed for eight years. She wanted to talk to people in front of TV camera. She also wanted to be best anchor woman in the world. She uses her movies and her show is to help people. She entertains her viewers, but she also tries to make them feel better about themselves and gives them the courage to live better lives. Oprah is one of the richest women in the world.
She uses her money for more serious things. For example, she gives hundreds of thousands of dollars to students, families to change their lives, and she gives a money to build houses for people. In conclusion, Some people watched Oprah Winfrey and think, “she understands my life”. For that reason she isn’t a person who boasts about her money or her place. She suffered in her chidhood with her perants and she insisted on her dreams, and she is now one of the most successful women in the world.