Television host and producer who was named the most influential woman in the world by TIME magazine and hosted The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest-rated syndicated program on air, from 1986 to 2011.
She became the world's first female black billionaire and the richest self-made American woman. She had a net worth of $2.9 billion in 2013.
She introduced health expert Mehmet Oz to countless viewers on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
She was raped at age nine, and when she was fourteen, had a child that died. She was crowned Miss Black Tennessee while in college and began co-anchoring the evening news when she was nineteen.
She began a relationship with Stedman Graham in 1986.