Comparing Aileen Wournos And Oprah Winfrey

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Life is full of obstacles and numerous people go through similar obstacles, some are able to overcome these obstacles others let these obstacle destroy their lives. Aileen Wournos and Oprah Winfrey did not know each other, but there was a lot of similarity in their early childhood. They were both surrounded by poverty and parent that did not show much emotional support, they were both also sexually abused and even with numerous similarities they ended up in different point in life. Aileen Wournos became a prostitute and then became a serial killer (Falcon, Richard). On the other hand Oprah Winfrey went on becoming a billionaire and a respected women (Katherine Kohn). Early Childhood Aileen Wournos was born Aileen Carol Pittman on February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Michigan. Wournos mother gave birth to her when she was teenager and Wournos father was never in their life. Wounrnos mother abandon her when she was four years old leaving her with her maternal grandparents (Falcon, Richard). Oprah Winfrey was born Opraph Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to a single teenage mother. Winfrey was raised in the inner city of Milwaukee. After Winfrey birth her mom left her and she lived her first…show more content…
After running away from home she came back with her mother and started stealing from her to keep up with her free spending habits. She went out with older boys. Her mother finally could not handle her and sent her back with her father in Tennessee. Her father was very strict and did not show her much emotional affection, but he cared about her education and put it as a priority. She finished School and became a millionaire at the age of thirty-two. At the age of forty-one Winfrey had a net worth of 340 million (The most beautiful). She is believed to be the richest African American of the twentieth century. Winfrey also has her own show and she is an inspiration to countless other
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