Oprah Winfrey

“In a field dominated by white males, she is a black female of ample bulk.” said TIME magazine about Oprah Winfrey , who is a world-celebrated American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist worth $3 billion today. Born into utter poverty, Oprah grew up wearing potato sacks and was raped by her father’s friends multiple times. But that did not stop her from achieving a full scholarship to Tennessee State University.

Over time, her grandmother recognized her speaking talent and encouraged her to participate in various platforms. At one of the gatherings, she made a speech and earned $500. And this love for speaking took her very far. Oprah says “I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who, from an early age, knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.”