In her call to action, Oprah talks about a little boy who became a quadruple amputee but overcame this struggle and joined his school lacrosse team. Upon hearing about the victims of the Boston Marathon, he created a fundraiser “to raise $1 million for other amputees”. She also mentions a 9-year-old girl who collected change “to help other people in need.” By including these similar anecdotes in her speech it shows that anyone can make a difference, even those without a lot of power or education behind them. This inspired those with a Harvard education to realize their potential and never settle until they have made a positive influence on another’s life. By ending her speech mentioning these two devoted children, she inspires all to find the innocence and compassion of a little kid and pour their passion for whatever they majored in.
Oprah didn’t always have many opportunities when she was a child. Oprah’s very strict father made her realize she loved to learn. Oprah once said, "he had some concerns about me making the best of my life, and would not accept anything less than what he thought was my best." Many girls look up to her for giving them the Opportunity for education. Oprah Winfrey made the choice to fight for gender equality in Africa where she has built a school for girls.
She is one of the most influential people ever because of not only her impeccable acting,but the way she treats people changed the way that many people looked at actors. Audrey was influenced by many things that caused her to be such an impactful person. Although she would reflect back on her life and childhood as being privileged, by the time she was six years old, her father left her family unexpectedly. Not only that, but she was affected a lot by World War Two. Her mother moved her along with her two brothers to Arnhem in hopes that the area would stay neutral.
Being born to an unwed mother, in 1954, Left Oprah in the hands of her maternal grandmother, in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Originally, Winfrey was named "Orpah" after the biblical figure in the Book of Ruth, but somehow people began to mispronounce it to what’s said today, "Oprah". After, being sexually abused and mistreated by a number of male relatives and friends of her mother, Oprah ran wild and was sent to a juvenile detention home, only to be denied due to over filled prison cells. As a result of this neglection, by the age of fourteen, Winfrey became pregnant with a premature baby boy, who died shortly after birth. Eventually, Winfrey rose above her adversity to focus on her primary and high school education.
Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most powerful woman in television, a cultural Icon whose philanthropic and altruistic character is well known. Oprah's revelation of her horrific childhood rape propelled her as an unofficial advocate for sexual abuse. Organizations such as RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network) would
To remember her life to change our world, Oprah Winfrey delivers eulogy for Rosa Parks. She strongly supports her point by using a personal anecdote, allusion to what happened at the bus, and parallelism throughout her eulogy. Winfrey starts her speech with her personal story - a story that when she
She is an entertainer and inspiration; Oprah is her own brand, she is the face of her company. Her website, book club, talk shows, speeches, and magazines help are all in the best interest of her fans, and I think this is what makes Oprah great. In fact, I would characterize Oprah as not as the model entrepreneur, but the model leader. Humility, drive, perseverance, and impact are all characteristics entrepreneurs must have, but she goes beyond entrepreneurship and excels at
At the age of 14 she was pregnant and shortly after birth the baby had died. Oprah’s education was a huge priority to her and her father. As Oprah Winfrey once said “Being human means
The second reason I think Oprah Winfrey is an influential person is because of her selflessness. Oprah is known for being the first African American woman to become a billionaire, having an estimated net worth of $3 billion. While many people would say that if they had that much money they would buy many things for themselves, Oprah uses her money to donate to charities. Oprah has donated to help many people by donating to charities such as Morehouse College, the United Negro College Fund, and where she studied, Tennessee
Possibly Perfect Audrey Hepburn “Nothing is impossible the word itself says I’m possible.” (Audrey Hepburn) In Audrey’s greatest accomplishments she proved that anything is possible. Over the course of her remarkable life and career, Audrey Hepburn seized hearts around the world and created a positive public image that is one of the most recognizable and adorable in recent memory. For the next 16 years, Audrey changed the definition of feminity, she was like no other actress, childlike, vulnerable, and wonderfully expressive. Her charitable work brought so much change and goodness to children around the world, though her acting can sometimes seem like an extra prize. She didn’t start out wanting to be an actress, she wanted to be a dancer,