Influence of Oprah Winfrey

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The Oprah Effect
The most influential woman in the world and the world’s most powerful women are just few titles that describe Oprah Winfrey. Oprah is known to the world as an American Television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, and is best known for her multi-award winning and self-titled talk show. The Oprah Winfrey show has an audience of millions of people worldwide. In other words, when Oprah speaks, people listen, and that is why she has a huge impact on the world. Throughout the past decade, Oprah Winfrey has influenced the world by her charity work, her impact on sales, and her support for Barrack Obama.

Oprah Winfrey has influenced the lives of many people through her charity work. In 1998, Oprah created her own organization called Oprah’s Angel Network, which is designed to encourage people to make a difference in the lives of others. Since the country was devastated by hurricane Katrina, over $15 million has been donated to the organization since the hurricane hit, giving Oprah’s Angel Network the chance to build 300 homes in the area (Fry). After hurricane Katrina hit, many houses were destroyed and people lost hope, however Oprah has brought hope back to the people. By building homes for these people who have lost everything, Oprah has not only helped them, but has influenced them by changing their lives. In addition, Oprah’s donations to her Angel Network Organization have helped children all over the world. Contributions to the Angel Network have, to date, built 60 schools for children in 13 countries. One example is Seven Fountains, a primary school in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa (Fry). Many children around the world don’t have the opportunity to go to school, and through Oprah’s organization and her donations, Oprah is helping create those opportunities. Oprah has influenced many children by creating these schools to educate them and give them opportunities to become something in their life. Oprah Winfrey’s donations and her...
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