Oprah Winfrey

by Justin Cates
Oprah Winfrey
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Serves on Board of Directors for: WW International, Inc.

Oprah Winfrey is a global media leader, philanthropist, producer, actress and author. She has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today.

In 1986, Winfrey launched Harpo, Inc. and currently oversees OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, the print and digital content of “Oprah Daily,” film and television content from Harpo Productions and her imprint An Oprah Book. Winfrey also hosts the award-winning podcast “Super Soul,” featuring conversations with thought leaders.

In 2015, Winfrey joined the WW board of directors and in 2020 launched a nationwide arena tour “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus.”

A dedicated philanthropist, Winfrey has donated over $400 million, much of which is focused on youth education and supporting underserved communities. Winfrey was a founding donor of the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture in 2004 and was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

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