Oprah Winfrey was rank #3 in the list of 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes for the year 2010. It is the recognition for her huge influence to viewers.
Her motto "Live Your Best Life" is the accurate explanation for the incredible life she leads to become the most powerful and successful woman in the country. She now owns the highest-rated talk-show program of its kind in history. She is also ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history and the black billionaire.
"As a young child, I had a vision, not of what I wanted to accomplish, but I knew that my current circumstances would change.", said Oprah Winfrey
Born in poverty to a pair of unmarried teenagers, Oprah lived up in an inner city ghetto in Wisconsin. She was abused at the age of nine by the close relatives that her family trusted and got pregnant at fourteen. Her life was a misery but not uncommon to a life of poor black girl in American society.
Oprah’s childhood helped her to be strong and become an a successful person. It also told her that she did not want others to suffer from terrible things like her.
Her school in South Africa is the new part of her life. She dreams that these girls (it is all girls’ school) will become Africa’s future leaders.
Besides Oprah Winfrey, the list of Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women released recently shows the big changes in ranking method with a fresh look at power and creative influence. The list this year includes many entertainers, as the result of their huge effects on lifestyle around the world.
Here are the list of other top powerful women of the world by Forbes
First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room of the White House
Kraft Chairman and Chief Executive officer Irene Rosenfeld
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
PepsiCo Inc. chairman and chief executive Indra K. Nooyi
Singer and performance artist Lady Gaga
Gail Kelly, CEO of Westpac Group
Singer, fashion designer Beyonce
U.S talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres
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