Multimedia maven and actress Oprah Winfrey turns 64 years old today.
The woman who would become the most influential woman in the world, and the nation’s first Black multi-billionaire was born in tiny Kosciusko, Mississippi on January 29, 1954.
Winfrey has been making the news since the 1980s, when she became the first Black woman to host her own afternoon, national television talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired for close to two decades.
Since then, Oprah has made a bigger-than-life impact in everything she has touched, from TV to the Big Screen to print to digital media.
She has also earned critical acclaim for her roles in a number of hit movies with an urban background, including The Color Purple, Selma, and The Butler, and more.
Oprah recently made waves when she gave a speech at the Golden Globes that elicited widespread praise–and speculation that she might run for President.
Winfrey recently shot down that rumor, saying she does not have “the DNA” to be a politician.
Polls however showed Winfrey would defeat President Trump in a head-to-head election.
Happy Birthday to Oprah Winfrey, and many more to come.