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Amazing Stories of Women Who Have Risen Against All Odds
Rising from poverty to become the first African-American woman billionaire, Oprah Winfrey embodies the American dream. She overcame a great deal during her childhood to become a billionaire today. She was born to a teenage mother and grew up with her grandmother. Also, beginning at the age of nine, Oprah was molested by her uncle, family friend, and cousin. She eventually had a son at the age of 14, but he died during infancy. Children at school also made fun of her, calling her ugly and poor. Despite the obvious struggle that she faced, Oprah persisted to succeed, and Nashville’s WLAC-TV hired Oprah as their youngest and first black female news anchor. After this position, Oprah went on to star in the movie “The Color Purple” and host her own show called “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. She now has her own television channel and is worth $3 billion dollars.