Oprah Winfrey Age, Career, Family, Height, Hobbies, Boyfriend, Net Worth & More

Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American television personality, actress, and entrepreneur who was born on January 29, in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She faced many barriers and challenges throughout her childhood, including poverty, abuse, and discrimination.

She started her career in radio and television in 1970.  In 1980, she launched her talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. The show quickly became a cultural phenomenon and she won 18 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Oprah Winfrey Biography

Real Name

Orpah Gail Winfrey




Lady O


January 29, 1954


69 (As of now, 2023)




Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA






American television personality, actress & entrepreneur


Film The Color Purple (1985)

Net Worth

$3.5 billion (As of 2023)

Zodiac Sign


Father Name

Vernon Winfrey

Mother Name

Vernita Lee


Patricia Lofton & Patricia Lee Lloyd


Stedman Graham

Marital Status

In a Relationship


Reading & Photography

Early Life

She was born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA. Her parents, Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey were not married. Oprah’s early life was spent in poverty and instability. She lived with her grandmother for the first six years of her life because her mother moved to Milwaukee to earn.

Later on, Oprah traveled to live with her mother. She faced difficulties and was the victim of physical and sexual abuse. In 1971, she moved to Nashville to study and enrolled at Tennessee State University, where she studied communication. In college, she started working at a local radio station and eventually became the first African American female anchor.

Oprah Winfrey Early Life


She was born into a poor family in which her mother “Vernita Lee” was a working woman and her father “Vernon Winfrey” did many jobs to support his family although her parents weren’t married. She has a half-sister, Patricia Lofton.

Boyfriend & Husband

She has been in a long-term relationship with Stedman Graham since 1986. He is a businessman and author.


She attended several different schools in Mississippi and Wisconsin. She studied communication at Tennessee State University. Although she did not complete her degree at Tennessee State, later, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university in recognition of her achievements in media and philanthropy. 

  • Nicolet High School
  • East Literature Magnet School
  • Tennessee State University


She started her career as a news anchor and reporter at a local television station in Nashville, where she gained experience. In 1976, she traveled to Baltimore to work as a co-anchor at WJZ-TV and she became the first African American female co-anchor in the city.

In 1983, she again traveled to Chicago to host a morning talk show, which was later renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show. The show quickly gained popularity and became a cultural phenomenon. She also has an acting career and appeared in several films and television shows. She has received many awards for her performances, including an Academy Award nomination for her role in The Color Purple (1985).

Oprah Winfrey Career

Awards & Nominations

  • Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in “The Color Purple”.
  • 18 Daytime Emmy Awards (won between 1987 and 2011)
  • 2 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” (nominated in 1998 and 1999)
  • 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (nominated in 2014 and 2019)
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient in 2013
  • 4 Golden Globe Awards nominations, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2018.


She has faced many barriers and challenges since her childhood, including poverty, abuse, and discrimination.

Philanthropic Work

  • She has donated over $400 million to many charities and causes.
  • She has started the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
  • She has been a longtime supporter of women’s rights and has worked to empower women.
  • She has been a vocal advocate for education, supporting organizations that promote literacy and access to education.
  • She has supported health-related causes including cancer research, HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment, and mental health.
  • She has also supported environmental causes including efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainability.

Social Media

Oprah Winfrey Social Media


She has 22 million followers on Instagram.


She has 5.62 subscribers on Youtube.


She has 20 million followers on Facebook.


She has 42.9 million followers on Twitter.

Social Media Handles 

Net Worth

As of 2023, her net worth is $3.5 Billion.


Her nickname is Lady O.


Favorite Movie

Beasts of the Southern Wild & The Color Purple

Favorite Hobbies

Reading, Photography & Spending time with her Dogs

Favorite Sports

Racquetball, Golf & Tennis

Favorite Food

Popcorn & Pot Pie

Favorite Color


Physical Appearance


5 feet & 6 Inches


77 kg









Shoe Size

11 (US)

Dress Size

14 (US)



Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Skin Complexion 


Oprah Winfrey Physical Appearance

Amazing Facts About Oprah

  • She was born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States.
  • She is 5 feet 6 inches tall.
  • She is a famous talk show host, she hosted “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011.
  • She has been in a long-term relationship with Stedman Graham since 1986.
  • She is the first black self-made billionaire female, with a net worth of over $3.5 billion.
  • She is known for her philanthropy work including education, healthcare, and women’s empowerment.
  • She was the first African-American female news anchor in Nashville and Baltimore.
  • She is the first African-American billionaire woman.
  • She has won 18 Daytime Emmy Awards.
  • In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
  • She has donated more than $400 million to charities.
  • She is a public speaker, giving inspiring speeches at events like the Golden Globes and the commencement ceremony at Harvard University.
  • She has launched her television network, OWN.
  • Olivia Olson and Angelina Jolie are also among the list of most influential personalities on the internet.

Who is Oprah?

She is an American anchor, actress, and entrepreneur.

How old is Oprah?

She is 69 years old.

What is Oprah's net worth?

As of now (2023), her net worth is $3.5 billion.

What is Her full name?

Her full name is Orpah Gail Winfrey.

When was Oprah born?

She was born on January 29, 1954.

Is Oprah dating?

She is in a relationship with Stedman Graham.

Is Oprah married?

She is single.

What is the Zodiac sign of Oprah?

Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Where is Oprah from?

She is from Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA.

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