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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  January 29, 1954
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant in 1971

Oprah Winfrey is a producer, talk show host, and philanthropist. She was born to a struggling family in Mississippi in a low-income household. Her television career began at age 19 when she worked as a co-anchor for her local news station. She is now the only black billionaire in North America. Oprah was raised Baptist, even named for the Biblical character “Orpah,” and has reiterated her Christian faith in adulthood, though she leans toward a general spirituality rather than adherence to specific doctrine now.

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