Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American
media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey
Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was
nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest
African-American of the 20th century and the greatest black philanthropist
in American history. She is also, according to some assessments, the
most influential woman in the world.