Compare And Contrast Oprah Winfrey And Ellen Degeneres

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Both Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres are strong television women who are known all over the world. They have overcome their challenges and have become very successful women. “Oprah is an American television host, actress, producer, philanthropist and entrepreneur” (Biography Oprah). “Ellen was a stand-up comedian before starring in her own sitcom, Ellen and has been the host of her own award-winning talk show” (Biography Ellen). There are many similarities and differences between them. These talk show queens are the two wealthiest well-known talk show hosts in the history of television and although they have a lot in common, their paths to success have been different (business insider). Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres are different and similar in the way they grew up, their personal lives, and career. Oprah and Ellen have grown up, and have excelled in both their personal lives and career in different ways. Oprah
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They have shown that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. These women have overcome their obstacles and have defeated the odds. Oprah Winfrey became the first African American television host and has excelled ever since. She has her own magazine and owns her own television network. Ellen DeGeneres became the first openly gay to host a talk show. While this may have been a very difficult decision, she decided to do it anyway. Because of her decision to share her sexual preference with America, Ellen received a lot of back lash and mixed reviews. While both women are amazing and successful, Oprah was the first huge talk show influential role model who was and will always be about helping others. With their hard work on and off the screen, they have opened doors for many others. “From humble beginnings to superstardom” Oprah and Ellen have made a huge difference in so many ways (Business Insider), making them the best to ever do

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