Oprah Winfrey Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Oprah Winfrey

Biography / Wiki

Being a child, when you become a victim of sexual abuse you start losing your hope to live a happy and successful life. But Oprah Winfrey has overcome all the obstacles to become a world popular influencer and self-made billionaire. She grew up in poverty and was mistreated as a child. She was born on 29th January 1954 in Mississippi. After seeing such a difficult start in her life, she decided to focus on her studies to become successful. She became popular as a host of her own talk show. She is an American actress, media executive, and billionaire philanthropist.

Height / Weight / Age

Oprah Winfrey is 169 cm tall and in feet inches, her height is 5’6.5”. Approximately, 68 kg in Kilograms or 149 lbs in Pounds is her weight. In January 2021, she turned 67 years old. Both her eye color and her hair color are black. Oprah’s trademark is her self-deprecating humor. While presenting, she often sings her word. She has a bold and deep voice.

Net Worth

As of 2019, Oprah Winfrey has an estimated net worth of $3.5 Billion.

Education / Family

She was born to an unmarried mother. Her biological father was a soldier. She attended Nicolet High School, Wisconsin, the USA for elementary education. Since childhood, she grew her interest in reciting verses of the Bible. The spirituality in her was inherited by her grandmother. She revealed that she was sexually molested by her cousin, uncle, and family friend.

After suffering so much, she decided to run away from home, for a better future. At the age of 14, she found that she is pregnant. Her baby died soon because he was born prematurely. She secured a full scholarship and decided to attend Tennessee State University to study communication. To afford her expenses she started doing odd jobs.

Name

Oprah Winfrey

Real NameOprah Gail Winfrey
NicknameLady O
Birth PlaceKosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
Date Of Birth29 January 1954
Age67 years
HeightIn centimeters – 169 cm

In feet inches – 5’6.5”

WeightIn kilograms – 68 kg

In pounds – 149 lbs

Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
ProfessionTV Show Host, Actress, and Author
Zodiac SignAquarius
SchoolNicolet High School, Wisconsin, USA
CollegeEast Literature Magnet School, Nashville

Tennessee State University

ReligionMonotheism
NationalityAmerican
Home TownKosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
Debut1976
Fathers NameVernon Winfrey

 

Oprah Winfrey with her Father
Oprah Winfrey with her Father
Mothers NameVernita Lee

 

Oprah Winfrey with her Mother
Oprah Winfrey with her Mother
BrotherJeffery Lee

 

Oprah Winfrey with her Brother
Oprah Winfrey with her Brother
SistersPatricia Lofton

 

Oprah Winfrey with her Sister Patricia Lofton
Oprah Winfrey with her Sister Patricia Lofton

Patricia Lee Lloyd

Oprah Winfrey with her Sister Patricia
Oprah Winfrey with her Sister Patricia

Career / Fashion And Style

She worked as a full-time reporter for a Baltimore television news channel. But she was fired due to her poor performance. She was provided with one more opportunity to anchor a morning talk show “People are talking”. She received excellent ratings and earned popularity.

She started hosting a talk show “A.M Chicago” in Chicago. After tremendous success to the show, the producers changed the name of the show to “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. In the movie “The Colour Purple”, she performed as an actress.

She conducted an interview with Michael Jackson in 1993. For the discussion on books, she launched a talk show “Oprah’s Book Club” in 1996. She provided her voice in many movies like “The Princess and the Frog”, “Bee Movie” etc.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

BoyfriendsBubba Taylor

John Tesh

John Tesh
John Tesh

Kitty Kelley

Randolph Cook

Randolph Cook
Randolph Cook

Roger Ebert

Oprah Winfrey with Roger Ebert
Oprah Winfrey with Roger Ebert

Stedman Graham

Oprah Winfrey with Stedman Graham
Oprah Winfrey with Stedman Graham

Reginald Chevalier

Reginald Chevalier
Reginald Chevalier
Marital StatusUnmarried
HusbandN/A

Favourite Things

Here we are providing you the list of her favourite things.

Favourite FoodCaramel popcorn, Chicken pot pie
Favourite DrinkCocktail
Favourite BookTo Kill A Mockingbird

Oprah Winfrey

Some Interesting Facts About Oprah Winfrey

  • She was being conceived out of wedlock.
  • Up to the age of 6, she was brought up by her maternal grandparents Hattie Mae and Earless Lee in Mississippi.
  • Due to her birth certificate mistake, she was named “Orpah” instead of “Oprah”.
  • She was nicknamed “The Preacher” because of her ability to recite Bible verses when her grandmother often took her to church.
  • She also experimented with drugs including cocaine.
  • In her high school, she was elected as President of the Student Council.
  • She did her first job at a Nashville radio station.
Oprah Winfrey in Radio
Oprah Winfrey in Radio
  • During 1991 and 1992, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” got about 13 million viewers each night.
  • From 2004-2010, she became the first black person to rank among the 50 most generous Americans.
  • For the educational cause, she has given away $400 million.
  • Her day begins her day with yoga and meditation.
Oprah Winfrey doing Yoga
Oprah Winfrey doing Yoga
  • Every week she receives around 12,000 emails from her fans around the world.
  • Her salary is $75 million/year approximately.
  • Her hobbies are reading, spending time with dogs, and photography.
  • She has pursued a degree in communications.
  • In history, she is the first woman to own and produce her own talk show.
  • Since the age of 15, she maintains a journal of every day of her life.
  • ‘Art Smith’ is her personal chef.
  • On the annual Forbes magazine, she was ranked #3 in “Celebrity 100 list”.
  • By the National Book Foundation, she was awarded the 50th-anniversary medal in New York City.
  • She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.
  • She supported and encouraged LGBT people to enter the mainstream through television appearances.
  • She created “Oprah’s Angel Network” to provide funds to charitable projects and NGOs.
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