Today Oprah Winfrey is one of the most famous talk show hosts, a producer, a media proprietor and a philanthropist. She is also considered the most influential woman in the world. In 2013 President Obama awarded Winfrey the Presidential Medal Of Freedom.
However, things haven’t always been so glamorous for one of the most famous TV personalities of all time. She was originally named Orpah after a biblical character and born in poverty to a single teenage mother. Oprah, who adopted that name after people mispronounced her original one regularly, had a really tough childhood. Her mother, a housemaid, couldn’t take proper care of her and would sent her to live with her grandmother or father who would also treat her badly.
Many years after she began hosting her award-winning show Oprah shared that she had been molested as a child. Because of the constant assault Oprah ran away from home when she was 13 years old. Soon after that she got pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy when she was 14 years old. Unfortunately, the child passed away soon. The story was sold to a magazine by a relative of Oprah who had betrayed her according to the host’s own words. Oprah also shared with the public that she had chosen not to have children due to not being parented well herself.