Oprah Winfrey

Founder at The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Founder at The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

The Oprah Winfrey Network
Harpo Productions, Inc.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

RelSci Relationships

1208

Primary Location

Antigua and Barbuda

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

01/29/1954 - Kosciusko, MS, United States

Age

65

Number of Awards

83

Estimated Net Worth

$3.1B

Interests

Artwork Collecting

Relationships
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Co-Host, CBS This Morning at CBS News, Inc.

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Employee at The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation

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Director at The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

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General Manager Own, Oprah Winfrey Network at Discovery, Inc.

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Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President at The Oprah Winfrey Network

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Director at The Oprah Winfrey Foundation

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Chairman at The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

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Former Executive Director at FCB Worldwide, Inc.

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Former Chief Operating Officer at WW

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Former Vice President/General Counsel at The Oprah Winfrey Foundation

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Oprah Winfrey
Founder at The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation
Education
Undergraduate Degree

Tennessee State University (Tennessee State or TSU) is a land-grant university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. TSU is the largest and only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee and is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Tennessee State University is a comprehensive urban institution offering 38 bachelor’s degrees, 24 master's degrees, and seven doctoral degrees.

Career History
Special Contributor
2017 - Current
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2009 - Current

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), named after talk-show presenter Oprah Winfrey, is an American general entertainment television channel produced by Harpo Productions and Discovery Communications. It debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes, replacing the former Discovery Health Channel (DHC). The programming includes a mix of original programs, strips, specials, documentaries and acquired movies. In late 2012, Tyler Perry partnered with the Oprah Winfrey Network to provide it with scripted television programming. In 2013, one of Perry's television series for OWN The Haves and the Have Nots achieved record-setting ratings for the network.

Founder
Current

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa is a female boarding school founded in January 2007 and located in Henley on Klip near Meyerton, south of Johannesburg, South Africa. The academy was founded by Oprah Winfrey with the goal of providing educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds. Through personal donations made by Ms. Winfrey, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation contributed more than US$40 million toward the Academy's creation. The Foundation will continue to operate the school and its boarding facilities. The Foundation is a Section 21A company registered in South Africa, as well as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and a US 501(c)(3).

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$13M
2014

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in 2003. The museum's building is currently under construction on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The concept of a national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture can be traced back to the second decade of the 20th century. In 1915, African-American veterans of the Union Army met in Washington, D.C., for a reunion and parade. Frustrated with the racial discrimination they still faced, the veterans formed a committee to build a memorial to various African-American achievements. Their efforts paid off in 1929, when President Herbert Hoover appointed Mary Church Terrell, Mary McLeod Bethune, and 10 others to a commission charged with building a "National Memorial Building" showcasing African-American achievements in the arts and sciences. But Congress did not back the project, and private fundraising also failed. Although proposals for an African-American history and culture museum would be floated in Congress for the next 40 years, none gained more than minimal support.

$12M
2013

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in 2003. The museum's building is currently under construction on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The concept of a national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture can be traced back to the second decade of the 20th century. In 1915, African-American veterans of the Union Army met in Washington, D.C., for a reunion and parade. Frustrated with the racial discrimination they still faced, the veterans formed a committee to build a memorial to various African-American achievements. Their efforts paid off in 1929, when President Herbert Hoover appointed Mary Church Terrell, Mary McLeod Bethune, and 10 others to a commission charged with building a "National Memorial Building" showcasing African-American achievements in the arts and sciences. But Congress did not back the project, and private fundraising also failed. Although proposals for an African-American history and culture museum would be floated in Congress for the next 40 years, none gained more than minimal support.

$1M
2010

THE OPERATION OF A CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

Political Donations
$35.8K
2012

Former President of United States

$2,300
2007

Former President of United States

$5,000
1997

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

Investments
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WayWire LLC provides cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non profit, community, and ad network markets. It solution enables website to curate, upload, and aggregate content. The company was founded by Cory A. Booker, Nathan A. Richardson and Sarah Ross in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Oxygen Media LLC operates female-focused cable television network stations. It is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women. The firm provides Bad Girls Club, It Takes A Killers, Snapped, Killision Course, Last Squad Standing and The Battle of The Ex-Besties shows. The company was founded by Marcy Carsey, Geralsine B. Laybourne, Caryn Mandabach and Oprah G. Winfrey in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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WW

Weight Watchers International, Inc. engages in the provision of weight management services. It operates through the following geographical segments: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Other. The North America segment consists of United States and Canada Company-owned operations. The United Kingdom segment includes United Kingdom Company-owned operations. The Continental Europe segment comprises of Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, and Sweden Company-owned operations. The others segment offers Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Brazil Company-owned operations, as well as revenues and costs from franchises in the United States. The company was founded by Jean Nidetch in 1963 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Advisors
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Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director at IMG Worldwide, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Creative Artists Agency LLC

Advisor

Founder at Pat McGrath Labs

Awards & Honors
Rank #298
2018
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Rank #51
2018
Fortune Magazine - 50 Most Powerful Women in Business
2018
Hollywood Foreign Press Association - Cecil B. DeMille Award
Events
Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2011 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres. Previous conference guests have included Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren and Susan Buffett, Tony Blair, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Allen alumni and former Philippine Senator Mar Roxas, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch, eBay CEO Meg Whitman, BET founder Robert Johnson, Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons, NBA player LeBron James, entertainer Dan Chan, Katharine Graham of The Washington Post, Diane Sawyer, InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller, Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman, and Washington Post CEO Donald E. Graham.

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