She permanently withdrew herself and her show from consideration for a Daytime Emmy Award after being awarded the Lifetime Achievement in 1998. She was quoted as saying, "After you've achieved it for a lifetime, what else is there?". In addition to being a news anchor on WJZ-TV13 in Baltimore, Maryland, Winfrey was co-host with Richard Sher (a reporter) on a local talk show called "People are Talking" on that station. Graduated from East Nashville High School in Nashville, Tennessee (1971), where she was voted most popular.
She was awarded an honorary doctorate from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 2009 and was the 2009 Commencement Speaker. Ranked #1 in the 2008 Forbes The Celebrity 100 list. Had two half siblings from her mother. Her half brother passed away from AIDS in December 1988 and her half sister, Patricia, died under mysterious circumstances in 2003. In 2006, she earned an estimated $260 million in salary from her various interests including syndication, cable television, and print magazines. Appearing on the annual "Time 100" list, Time's ranking of the 100 most influential people in the world, in 2007 again, she is the only person who has been on that list five times (May 2007).
- Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
- My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
- Lots of people want to ride with you in the Limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the Limo breaks down.
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