Oprah Winfrey - Updated Feb 2024

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a famous American Television host. Besides, Oprah Winfrey is also a television producer, actress, author, and as well as philanthropist. Moreover, she is recognized for her “The Oprah Winfrey Show” which ran in national syndication for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011.

Early Life

Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954, in her birthplace, Kosciusko, Mississippi. This makes her age 70 years old as of 2024. According to her date of birth, she has Aquarius as her zodiac sign.

She holds American nationality. Likewise, she was born to her unmarried teenage mother, Vernita Lee, and her father Vernon Winfrey. However, she hasn’t mentioned her other details like ethnicity, and siblings.

Winfrey traveled to Nashville to live with her father, Vernon, a barber, and businessman, after a rough adolescence in a tiny farming village where she was sexually abused by several male relatives and acquaintances of her mother, Vernita.


Talking about her educational background, Winfrey enrolled at Tennessee State University in 1971. In Nashville, she started her career in broadcasting for radio and television.

Career and Professional Life

Winfrey moved to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1976 and began hosting the TV chat show People Are Talking there. Winfrey stayed with the popular show for eight years until being tapped by a Chicago TV station to headline her morning program, A.M. Chicago.

Moreover, Phil Donahue was her main rival for the time slot. With 100,000 more viewers than Donahue, Winfrey quickly moved her show from last to first in the ratings because of her approachable, kind personality.

Oprah Winfrey

Caption: Oprah Winfrey smiling for a photo Source: Instagram

Further, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was a nationally syndicated television program that Winfrey debuted in 1986 and aired for 25 years, until 2011. By the conclusion of its first year, the show had earned $125 million, of which Winfrey received $30 million, with placement on 120 channels and an audience of 10 million viewers.

Additionally, Winfrey carried on the yearly custom even after switching to other projects. Amazon included the list for the 20th edition in 2017. The company’s voice-control system, Alexa, now features Winfrey as the first celebrity voice, enabling customers to hear her describe her best picks for the season.

Brand Endorsements

Moreover, Oprah has endorsement agreements with companies and goods like Weight Watchers, a multinational corporation company with its headquarters in the United States that provides services for fitness, mindset, and weight loss, including the Weight Watchers complete diet program.

Likewise has also been endorsed by Waywire, a video-sharing website launched on April 16, 2013. Moreover, he has also been sponsored by Amazon, an American multinational technology company that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.

Net Worth 2024

Oprah is a hardworking television host and as well has earned a decent amount of money throughout her career. Likewise, she has a net worth of $2.5 billion as of 2022. But her salary is unknown.

Relationship Status

Talking about her relationship status, she is a married woman. Her husband is Stedman Graham.

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham did not fall in love at first sight, but their once-upon-a-time relationship started in 1986. Before the two ever became close, she had seen Stedman and his girlfriend around town and even caught his attention at a Chicago charity event.

Oprah Winfrey

Caption: Oprah Winfrey with her husband Source: Instagram

Further, she was shocked to learn about Graham again a few months later. He must have been very impressed by Winfrey because after breaking up with his fiancée, he was seen asking people about her all around town. Then, according to Winfrey, “I gave him a serious thought.” As they say, the rest is history.

More about their relationship

Winfrey and Gradec decided to keep their engagement a second after returning inside to inform her BFF of the exciting news. But before she could even tell her father, Winfrey exposed everything on a local television program a month later. Yet as soon as she announced their engagement, it was widely publicized on national television.

Further, Oprah and Stedman Graham intended to tie the knot in 1993 when word of their engagement became public. They didn’t pick a specific day that year, though, and they didn’t appear to be in a rush. During an episode of his fiancé’s talk show, Graham said, “We will joyfully announce when we’re getting married when we decide, and not before.” He believed that doing this would quiet the crowd.

However, the celebrity couple never got married, and the year passed. As reports of their affair started to circulate, Winf decided to express her concerns. Nearly 30 years later, she revealed to O, The Oprah Magazine, “I wanted to know he felt I was worthy of being his missus, but I didn’t want the sacrifices, the compromises, and the day-in-day-out commitment required to make a marriage work.”

Moreover, Graham’s daughter gave birth to a girl after getting married to her husband in 2015. For that little girl’s benefit, she can now call some pretty famous people her grandparents.

Oprah Winfrey – Body Measurements

Oprah has maintained her body in a good manner as a television personality. She has a height of 5 feet 6 inches and a weight of 84kg. Likewise, her body measurements of 41-32-40 (chest-hip-waist). Likewise, she wears dresses of 14 (US) size and her shoe size is 10.5 (US). Moreover, she has a pair of beautiful dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Oprah Winfrey

Caption: Oprah Winfrey posing for a photo Source: Instagram

Oprah Winfrey – Social Media

Talking about her social media presence, she is active almost on every social media site like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on. Her Instagram handle is @oprah where she has more than 21.4 million followers and 1,263 posts at the time of writing this biography.

Likewise, she has more than 43.2 million followers on her Twitter account @Oprah. Oprah is also active on Facebook with more than 20 million followers.