Television host and producer who was named the most influential woman in the world by TIME magazine and hosted The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest-rated syndicated program on air, from 1986 to 2011.
She was raped at age nine, and when she was fourteen, she had a premature baby that didn't survive. She was crowned Miss Black Tennessee while in college and began co-anchoring the evening news when she was nineteen.
She became the world's first female black billionaire and the richest self-made American woman. She had a net worth over $2 billion in 2013.