Known as the undisputed queen of talk shows, Oprah Winfrey’s life has been a roller-coaster journey.
Born into poverty in downtown Mississippi to a single mother, Winfrey was molested as a child. She had a son at age 14 but lost him. She was later sent to live with her father in Tennessee.
At age 19, she landed a radio job while in high school, becoming a co-anchor for the local evening news. She was re-assigned to the daytime talk show, which exposed her to a world of opportunities.
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As a talk show host, she popularized and revolutionized modern-day TV. She is also into philanthropic ventures. Winfrey is currently one of the richest women in the world.
As she turns 66 today, here are some fun facts you probably didn’t know about her.