American television host, actress, producer, entrepreneur and first African American billionaire. Good morning Mrs Gallie staff and fellow pupils of the Settlers high school. It is my honour to introduce to you our guest speaker on this memorable occasion.
After a troubled adolescence, where she was sexually abused by a number of male relatives she later moved to Nashville. Her career started to form when she began radio broadcasting. In 1976 she hosted People Are Talking which ran on to becoming a hit for 8 years. She then hosted A.M Chicago, gaining over 1 million fans and viewers. Her success led to a nationwide fame and a role in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 All The Colour Purple.
She launched her own show in 1986 as a nationally syndicated program. With its placement on 120 channels and audience of 10 million people, the show grossed over 125 million dollars by the end of the first year. This is none other than the renowned Orpah Gail Winfrey.
· At age 17, Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant.
· Winfrey had a son when she was 14 years old who died as an infant.
· Oprah Winfrey openly discussed her childhood sexual abuse suffered at the hands of male relatives and her mother's...