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Oprah Winfrey, host of the self-titled, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, is an American producer, actress, and philanthropist. In 2014 she is heading out on the Life You Want tour and is coming to select cities across the country. If your city is on the list, you don't want to miss a chance to see one of the most influential people of the millennium so get your Oprah tickets right away! Known as the “Queen of All Media,” Oprah is the wealthiest African-American of the past century. Publisher of the popular magazine O, The Oprah Magazine and founder of the successful charity Oprah’s Angel Network, she is a multi-talented, powerful, and influential public figure. In 2013, President Obama honored her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Harvard awarded her with an honorary doctorate degree. This is one of the titans of American entertainment, so get your Oprah tickets today!
Raised in impoverished rural Mississippi, Oprah grew up in a broken household and suffered from many instances of abuse. After landing a radio job in high school, her speaking skills and intelligence earned her entrance into the talk-show field. In 1986, Oprah broadcasted her first show to a national audience and trademarked her own production company, Harpo Productions. She is known for shifting the style of tabloid talk shows to a more personal and enlightening aesthetic. Topics presented on the show ranged from self-help to social issues, and she is recognized as the pioneer of this intimate form of confessional media communication. In 1996, Oprah started the Oprah Book Club, which coincided with the book discussion segment on the show. In fifteen years, she recommended seventy books, many of which went from relative obscurity to national best-sellers. Oprah’s immense influence over public opinion is often referred to as “The Oprah Effect.”
Oprah Winfrey continues to hold a powerful presence in American media with her television network OWN, website, and radio show. Her acting career includes credits in the films The Color Purple, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, and The Butler. Oprah’s last show aired on May 25, 2011 with over 30,000 interviews under her belt. However, there are still opportunities to see her on Oprah’s “The Life You Want” tour. These Oprah tickets grant you two-day entrance to the live event featuring inspirational keynote speakers like Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert and one of Time magazine’s most inspirational people. Don’t miss your chance to see Oprah live!