Oprah Winfrey is known as a successful African American media proprietor, businesswoman,talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She was rank the richest African American of the 20th century. As an actress, Oprah won critical acclaim for her supporting role in the 1985 film The Color Purple, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. she moved on to television with The Oprah Winfrey Show debuting in 1984 and quickly rising to the number one talk show in Chicago, displacing Phil Donahue. Her net worth as of today is $2.7 billion.