1. Biography

Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi as Orpah Gail Winfrey to a single mother in poverty who misspelt Oprah’s name on the birth certificate. She was raped at age nine several times, and later became pregnant at the age of 14 before her child died just weeks after his birth. She ran away several times due to the abuse and was sent to live with her father. In 1986, she met Stedman Graham, a businessman, who became her partner.

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