Oprah's Trivia


Here are some of her Trivia.


"O" and "Deepak Oprah" are her two nicknames.

Wa born at 7:51 PM EST.

Her original name Orpah was misspelled on her birth certificate.

Began her career in broadcasting at age 19.

Got her first pair of shoes in 1959 at age 6.

Learned to read at age 2.

Was the youngest news anchor and the first African-American female news anchor at Nashville's WTVF-TV.

In 1986 she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sofia in Steven Spielberg's epic adaptation of Alice Walker's award-winning novel The Color Purple (1985).

Was once chosen to serve on a murder trial jury in Chicago, Illinois.

Starts The Angel Network, an organization that collects millions of dollars a year for charities.

Publishes her own magazines "O, The Oprah Magazine" and "O at Home," and has the women's cable television network dubbed Oxygen.

Was the recipient of the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Emmy Awards.

According to the 2005 Forbes Magazine Issue, she is believed to be worth over $1.3 billion.

Listed in Entertainment Weekly's list of the Most Powerful People in Industry; #1 in 1998 and #6 in 1999, becoming the only African-American woman performer ranked that high.

Has become the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show.

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.

She's been reported to receive $130,000,000 for continuing her talk show through the 1999-2000 TV season. [15 September 1997]

Chosen as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine. [1997]

Was elected to the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca, NY.

Along with Stedman Graham they're teaching "Dynamics of Leadership" class at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. [fall 1999]

Received an honorary National Book Award for her "influential contribution to reading and books." [October 1999]

Was awarded (lst) 50th Anniversary Medal by National Book Foundation, NYC, Nov 1999.

Builds Harpo Productions, Inc., which name is Oprah spelled backwards and also the name of a character in her debut film "The Color Purple" (1985) played by Willard E. Pug.

Has had a baby when she was just 14 and after 2 weeks the baby died from complications of being born 2 months premature.

Involved in the passage of the "Oprah Bill" in early 1990s, which was later signed into law by President Bill Clinton and is aimed at stopping child abuse.

In February 2003 she was listed in Forbes Billionare list, making her the first African American woman to do so.

Ranked #1 on VH1's list of the "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons" (2003)

By 2004, her net worth is estimated to be at around 1.1 billion USD, while in 2005 Forbes magazine mentions her net worth is $1.3 billion.

Has never married, but has lived with her partner Steadman Graham.

Earned a spot on the Vanity Fair Best-Dressed list for a second year in a row by March 2005.

Has been listed on People magazine's annual "50 Most Beautiful People" list conducted in April 2005.

Ranked the World's Most Powerful Celebrity in the roll of who's who and how much they have, published by Forbes magazine in June 2005.

Received the National Freedom Award in November 2005 from National Civil Rights Museum for her work to improve the lives of poor children in Africa.

Released "The Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary DVD Collection" via Winfrey's Harpo Productions Inc. as a way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her show (July 2005).

Was one among few celebrities who have made it onto Forbes magazine's 400 Richest People in America, in which she came at 4th with $1.4 billion fortunes (September 2005).

Agreed to invest more than $1 million in a Broadway musical version of Steven Spielberg's "The Color Purple", for which she ever performed and was nominated for an Oscar (September 2005).

Received the Founders Award from the International Academy of Television for her international broadcast career and philanthropic initiatives in November 2005.

In December 2005 her private plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Santa Barbara after a collision with a bird cracked the windshield.

Has been named as one of the Top Newsmakers for 2005 by US TV show Access Hollywood (December 2005).

In February 2006 she signed a three-year, $55 million deal with XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. to introduce a channel on the top U.S. subscription radio service called "Oprah And Friends."

Ranked 562nd on the Forbes Magazine's list of Richest Americans issued in March 2006.




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