Oprah Had No Idea She Was The First African-American Self-Made Billionaire Until She Googled Herself
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Oprah Winfrey only just found out that she was the first African-American self-made billionaire!

The media mogul told British Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, that she googled herself for the first time recently and learned things about herself that she didn’t know. 

“This is what I didn’t know,” she said. “That I was the first African-American self-made billionaire. Did not know that.” She went on to explain that she also didn’t know that she donated more to charity in the 21st century than any other African-American.”

“I said ‘this is really good!’”she said about the revelation.

Winfrey, who is British Vogue’s July cover star,  was first declared a billionaire in 2003 at age 49.  

She also shared other gems in the interview such as her biggest luxury (answer: having her own plane), her favorite comfort foods (answer: pasta and bread), and her dream dinner companion (answer: Jesus).

But she also dropped some wisdom about success, reminding the youth that it takes a very long time to make it.

“They think that success is supposed to happen like that,” she said, snapping her fingers. “They think that there isn’t a process to it. They think that they are supposed to come out college to have their brand.”

“I love the theory that there are 10,000 hours behind anyone who ever gets to be successful,” she added.

Watch the full interview below:


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