Oprah Winfrey

One of the most famous philanthropists of the XXI century OprahWinfrey has used her fame and fortune to promote numerous projects, many of which are aimed at stopping violence against women. In his TV show Oprah devoted countless issues of assistance to victims of rape and incest.

Entertainment host Oprah Winfrey gestures as shespeaks to one of the high school students from her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls during the school's first graduation ceremony at Henley-on-Klip, outside Johannesburg, January 14, 2012. REUTERS / Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION)

Oprah Winfrey fighter for the empowerment of women

Being itself a victim of child abuse, Oprah is a powerful advocate and fighter for the empowerment of women.
In 1985, Oprah starred in StevenSpielberg's "Purple". The film is based on the book by Alice Walker, tells the story of a young girl who was raped and beaten by his stepfather at first, and then - husband.

Oprah has also made a public appeal to the famous Rihanna, calling the singer to break off relations with her then-boyfriend Chris Brown after he beat her violently.

Unfortunately, after the death of the first child is not Oprahcan no longer have children. But the actress is not discouraged and believes her girls created Africa's Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls sent her to be his daughters.

epa01150920 (FILES) This file image dated 2January 2007 shows US talk show host Oprah Winfrey (C) cutting the ribbon with some of the girls who have enrolled the school funded by Winfrey in Henley-on-Klip, South Africa, Tuesday 02 January 2007. The head of the school has been suspended amid allegations of serious misconduct as local and United States investigators have been brought in to investigate alleged harassment EPA / KIM LUDBROOK

Winfrey herself says it all this way: "I never had children and did not think to have. Now I have 152 daughters, expect that there will be 75 next year. It's like a kind of pregnancy. I said to their grandmothers, mothers and their families (some girls have lost their families). "Your daughters are now my daughters, and I promise you to take care of them"


The plans for the future to live in Oprah about her girls when she retires. Winfrey plans to live in the town she created at the University.

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