Oprah Winfrey, if she can you can

With an estimated fortune of over 2.5 billion dollars, this journalist, actress, author, entrepreneur and editor, is one of the most influential person of her generation. When she was 19 years old she began to flirt with the world of communication working as a reporter at a radio station in Nashville and later she enrolled at the University of Tennessee, where she won several beauty contests.

At the age of 22, Winfrey moved to Baltimore, where she got an offer to host a TV show. Her first adventure on the small screen lasted eight years, mostly due to her special ability in front of the camera. Thirty million viewers from 112 countries follow her with devotion, her motto is: If I can, everyone can.

Oprah spent her childhood in poor conditions; such was the poverty that she made her clothes with small potato bags, but not even that could diminish her charisma and intelligence. She lived with her grandmother, who raised pigs on a farm in Mississippi until she was 6 years old. Then her mother Vernita Lee, took her to Milwaukee, where misery and humiliation took over with a merciless fury.

At that time one of the worst periods of her life began. She suffered physical and mental abuse, it became her day to day, and there was always a sense of complete chaos. Oprah’s situation was so bad that at thirteen decided to run away from home.

Oprah Winfrey, if she can you can

Winfrey’s childhood and adolescence was far from easy, but she managed to overcome her problems and eventually become the great and powerful character she is today. Oprah is also the promoter of a foundation that is dedicated to support women and children around the world. Among other actions, she spent millions of dollars every year to help many young people without resource with their education.