Oprah Winfrey, an actress, philanthropist and media magnate is a success story. Forbes reports that her net 

worth at the moment is $2.9 billion. Winfrey grew up in poverty, and she had a difficult childhood and teens.

Winfrey's determination to succeed and prove herself was what propelled her to fame and fortune. Oprah Winfrey

rose from poverty, abuse and prejudice to become one the most powerful women in the world. Orpah Gail winfrey was

born on January 29, 1954. It was not a typo. Her given name was "Orpah", which was a reference at a biblical person

from the Book of Ruth. Her name was often mispronounced "Oprah" as a baby. This stuck. She was born in

Mississippi's Kosciusko. Vernita Lee was her mother. She was an unmarried housemaid as an adolescent. Vernon

Winfrey was Oprah's biological dad. He was a military veteran at the time. He worked as a barber and as a coal miner

before becoming a member the city council. According to some, Noah Robinson was her biological father.