Oprah Winfrey Childhood

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Sometimes growing up in a traumatic childhood or a fantastic childhood can affect you in more ways than one. Our experiences shape us and make us, our experiences have a profound affect on our lives. In fact, experiences are so powerful just as experiences can make us stronger they can also paralyse us, causing us to cower and retreat from life. Fearful of having another similar experience, we rather play it safe, not venturing out, not taking risks, and not become a powerful or great leader.
Something else can happen too though. You can become an evil leader. You may use your power to go against people, hate people, and even kill people. This could be on how you were raised. If you grew up in poverty you may want to do some good in the world …show more content…

As you can tell Joseph Stalin has had hardships since he was a young boy. He took all those hardships and turned evil. This doesn’t have to happen though. Oprah Winfrey has gone through hardships in her childhood as well and this is her story.
Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey on a farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. Her unmarried parents separated soon after she was born and left her in the care of her grandmother on the farm.

Under the strict guidance of her grandmother, she learned to read at two and a half years old. Then she skipped kindergarten after writing a note to her teacher on the first day of school saying she belonged in the first grade. She was promoted to third grade after that year.

At six years old Winfrey was sent away to join her mother and two half-brothers in a ghetto, an extremely poor and dangerous neighborhood. At twelve years old she was sent to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee. Feeling secure and happy for a brief period she began making speeches at social gatherings and churches, and one time earned five hundred dollars for a speech. She knew then that she wanted to be "paid to …show more content…

In 1976, Oprah Winfrey moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she hosted the TV chat show People Are Talking. The show became a hit and Winfrey stayed with it for eight years, after which she was hired by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show, A.M. Chicago. She launched the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986 as a nationally broadcasted program. With its placement on 120 channels and an audience of 10 million people, the show made $125 million by the end of its first year, of which she received $30 million. She soon gained ownership of the program from ABC, drawing it under the control of her new production company, Harpo

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