Oprah Winfrey

One of the 21st century’s most famous philanthropists, Oprah Winfrey has used her fame and fortune to promote numerous projects, many of which aim to end violence against women. In her television show, Oprah devoted countless issues to rape and incest victims..

Entertainment host Oprah Winfrey gestures as she speaks 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 Women’s Empowerment

A victim of child abuse herself, Oprah is a powerful advocate and advocate for women’s empowerment..
In 1985, Oprah starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Purple Color”. The painting is based on a book by Alice Walker, telling the story of a young girl who was raped and beaten first by her stepfather, and then her husband.

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

Unfortunately, after the death of the first child, Oprah can no longer have children. But the actress is not discouraged and believes that the girls from the Africa’s Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls created by her were sent to her to become daughters.

epa01150920 (FILES) This file image dated 2 January 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 about all this: “I never had children and never thought to have. Now I have 152 daughters, I expect that there will be 75 more next year. It is like a kind of pregnancy. I told their grandmothers, mothers, members of their families (some girls lost their families): “Your daughters are now my daughters, and I promise you to take care of them”.


Future plans for Oprah to live near her girls when she retires. Winfrey plans to live in her university campus.