Oprah Winfreys Endless Accomplishments Original Wonder Woman
The name “Oprah Winfrey” seems synonymous with the word “inspirational,” whether you’ve been an avid fan since her humble beginnings in the 1980s, or only caught a few episodes of her show while folding laundry. There’s no doubt about it, this woman knows how to talk.
But there’s much more Winfrey than television and movie fame, as well as sporadically giving cars away to studio audiences.
Here we present, the highlights that helped cement Oprah Winfrey as one of the most famed, powerful and iconic women in the past century.
Since the debut of The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986, Oprah Winfrey has become known as one of the nation’s most influential and powerful voices in mainstream media, a passionate philanthropist and a source of continuous inspiration to fans and comrades in the entertainment industry.
Early into her celebrity, Winfrey made a point to speak out about issues that had been pervading the United States, like verbal, physical and sexual abuse. Winfrey used her fame to inspire victims of abusers to speak out, and also pursued legislation to aid in preventing abuse and protecting victims, including The National Child Protection Act in 1993, signed by President Bill Clinton.
Winfrey continued to garner fame for her celebrated talk show, and also wowed critics with her acting talent in films like The Color Purple and The Butler. A place on Winfrey’s couch quickly became the most sought after interview spot for A-List celebrities and even the President of the United States.
Through it all, the media queen has remained poised and gracious, and continues to inspire and invite meaningful, open dialogue on her channel OWN, particularly with her show, Oprah’s Next Chapter, where she achieved the seemingly insurmountable feat of making the Kardashians relatable.
Winfrey is the quintessence of one who uses her power for good. She’s earned billions, and uses much of her fortune to give back to those less fortunate. Winfrey's accomplishments in life proves her determination to succeed and her generous traits encourage others to be great.