Who has not heard about Oprah Winfrey or her famous talk show The Oprah Winfrey show? Regardless of whether you are on Oprah fan or not, at least once in your lifetime, you would have heard of Oprah Winfrey, known all over the world for her talk show and her philanthropic activities. She has been named “Queen of All Media” and she is the greatest black philanthropist in American history. Did you ever wish that you would benefit from her philanthropy? The world needs more people like her. If you’re an Oprah fan and you think you know all about her, then we’re hoping we can surprise you with some unknown facts about her. So, here are 10 things you never knew about Oprah Winfrey:#1 Did you know that she was named “Orpah” by her mother after a character from the Bible in the Book of Ruth? However, since many people mispronounced her name so she ended up sticking to “Oprah”. #2 Before starting her own talk show, she was co-hosting with Richard Sher, WJZ’s local talk show People Are Talking. #3 As well as hosting and appearing on television shows, Winfrey co-founded the women’s cable television network Oxygen. She is also the president of Harpo Productions (Oprah spelled backwards). In January 2008, Oprah and Discovery Communications announced plans to change Discovery Health Channel into a new channel called OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network which was launched in January 2011. #4 In 2005, an Hermès store in Paris refused to let Oprah inside the store after closing hours even though sometimes stores make exceptions for celebrities. Later Hermès apologised for their blunder saying that they regret not having been able to welcome Oprah and the people accompanying her to give them all the attention and service that Hermès is committed to giving each of its clients in the world.
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