She is regarded as a global role model to women of all ages.She was born with nothing and achieved enormous amounts of success while gaining the respect of her peers.She has fought to be a voice for those who could not voice out.She fought to make changes in a complicated world.In the years that followed,this enterprising black woman was recognized for her dedication and her craft.Her talk show was one of the most watched.Oprah Winfrey has announced her award winning daytime television show will end in 2011 after 25 years on air.
The talk show queen delivered this stunning news in Friday’s episode of her programme in Chicago.She had assured her loyal supporters that much careful thought had taken place before she finally made her decision.
Oprah remains one of the most influential woman in the world.The American media personality is largely known for her self- titled multi award winning talk show programme which was originally a local Chicago talk show.it has now become the highest programme of its kind in history.Her success has also made her one of the wealthiest African American woman alive.The single most important contribution Oprah has given to society is her constant dedication to influence or make better changes on her progamme.She was someone who practiced what she preached and her talk shows were about many things including spirituality,self improvement and even literature.The books she recommends on her book club eventually become bestsellers.Love her or hate her,the undeniable truth is that her talk show is watched by an estimated 42 million people weekly in the US alone.Viewers from145 countries worldwide tune in to Oprah also.
The fact remains that Oprah has built a media empire based on the staggering success of her daytime show.Her Oprah magazine 0,is the seventh most popular magazine in the first half of 2009 while Harpo Studios has been producing shows based on Dr Phil McGraw and celerity chef Rachael Ray.The current estimated wealth of this media icon is roughly about US$2.7billion in the initial first half of 2009.Her talk show remains the highest rated for more than a decade.
Oprah Winfrey remains to be the best example of an alpha female who has achieved tremendous success in the media industry.In her book Journey to Beloved,she has mentioned that she had started dirt poor and arrived at the pinnacle of immense success through sheer hard work.
Although her daytime talk show will end in 2011,it is widely expected that she will start up a new talk show on her own cable news channel OWN or Oprah Winfrey Network sometime in 2011.