Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954) overcame a difficult childhood to achieve great success in the broadcasting industry. After years of working as a TV news reporter and anchor, Winfrey launched a talk show in 1986 which is still on the air. Now the head of a media empire, Winfrey is one of the wealthiest and most influential women in the world. Winfrey offers hope to people and has become an icon for how to get it right when things go wrong. People are drawn to her for her warmth, generosity, personal openness, and resources.
And what can Oprah do for you? On her Web site, Winfrey has assembled experts in life areas including health, money, spirit, style, home, food, and relationships. With one click you can access immediate advice and information from her top experts. And if you want to vent or chat about anything — Oprah's blogs await you.
Want to share reading experiences with others? Join Oprah's Book Club. Solve your family or love problems? Share your story? Apply online to be on the show. Sell your book or other product? Be booked as her featured guest. The words “Get on Oprah” have become nearly synonymous with instant fame and fortune, as former guests have shown.