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Oprah Winfrey’s 10 Most Unforgettable Moments

Sixty-four years ago, Oprah Winfrey was born “Orpah” in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to a housemaid named Vernita Lee. For the first six years of her life, she was raised in poverty by her grandmother, Hattie Mae, who helped fuel her passion for books. She went on to skip kindergarten to the first grade, after writing a letter to her teacher: “I don’t think I belong here ’cause I know a lot of big words.” Today, Winfrey is a successful talkshow host, a published author, longtime philanthropist, major film producer, and the only black female billionaire in history. Here, in honor of Oprah Winfrey’s 64th birthday (it was on the 29th), we look back at her most unforgettable moments.

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