Essay On Oprah Winfrey

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Imagine if one day you woke up and realized you didn't have as many privileges as other people around the world. Then all of a sudden, someone came and said they would give you those privileges. This is how all of the people around the world that Oprah Winfrey has helped felt. From being poor to becoming a billionaire, Oprah Winfrey has helped people like this along the whole way and still continues to do so.
Oprah had a very interesting yet troublesome past that lead up to her becoming who she is now. Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 (currently 60 years old) in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She was Vernita Lee’s and Vernon Winfrey’s first child, yet they were not married. As a child, Oprah lived with her grandmother but the was sent to live with her mother who worked as a maid at as time. When she came to age, Oprah attended the Wharton Elementary School. She had skipped kindergarten and went straight to first grade since she had learned to read and write with her grandmother and was brilliant at her age. Since her mother worked night and day, Oprah learned to have no respect for her and as consequence, was sent to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee. After living with her father for some time Oprah discovered that her mother was pregnant with a half sister and was requested to go back and live with her.
In the time of her living with her mother, Oprah was first sexually abused by a nineteen year old cousin while he was babysitting her. Then again by another cousin, a family friend, her mother's boyfriend, and her uncle during her stay. Oprah was sworn into silence by all of the predators that abuse her. At the age of 13 she ran away from home because of her past experiences of abuse. When she turned 14 she disc...

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...sociation of the United States of America—Global Humanitarian Action Award.
Oprah Winfrey; a woman who started from nothing and made her way to the top without thinking twice about helping the people in need. Although she lived a very troublesome life from living on a farm to being sexually abused multiple times, this didn't stop her from getting the bright future she had coming her way. Along the way to her fame and fortune, Oprah decided to embrace herself and be the amazing person she is on the inside and help all of those in need by starting various programs and organizations. from this point on Oprah will probably continue doing what she's best at, giving. Like the very woman has said, “ I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't, I think it’s an ongoing process. And it’s not just being able to write a check, its being able to touch somebody's life.”
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