We’ve loved watching this Mississippi native take television by storm ever since her heavily-lauded syndicated talk show debuted in 1986. Oprah took her TV talents to the next level when she created her very own network, OWN, which has brought us more of Oprah’s trademark uplifting and eye-opening programming 24/7.
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For more than 25 years she’s delivered our favorite things, the best books to read each summer, and eye-opening ‘aha’ moments that keep us striving for more. She teaches Black women everywhere to never settle for less and truly “live our best lives.”
Today we honor this phenomenal woman, leader, and friend. Join us in celebrating this joyous occasion by looking back at her life in pictures.