OK. Now this article says it all. Oprah is the woman! Recently she has been getting flack from people for her political views. (ie. Rosanne "lack-luster career" Barr) But you have to give her credit where credit is due. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the most philanthropic African American of all time, and the world's only black billionaire for three straight years. (Wikipedia said all that not me!)
Besides being worth billions, and all that jazz she is one of the most influential women in the world. I think it is awesome that young women have someone like her to pattern themselves after. As an entrepreneur (Click the link, you'll be glad you did.)I admire her drive and the ability to brand herself. Oh how I wish I could be like her when I grow up. Oprah if you are listening I sure would like to hang out sometime to pick your brain! :) Congrats on the network!
Oprah Winfrey getting her own TV network
By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
Oprah Winfrey is getting her own TV network.
Discovery Communications and Winfrey announced a deal Tuesday where the Discovery Health network will be turned over to Winfrey next year, becoming OWN -- the Oprah Winfrey Network.
The cash-free transaction involved Winfrey turning over her Web site to Discovery, while the communications company makes her chairman of the network, which is currently seen in 68 million homes, said David Zaslav, Discovery Communications chief.
"The focus of the channel will be the focus of Oprah's brand, which is the educate and inspire people to live the best life they can," Zaslav said.
Some of Winfrey's stable of regular contributors could be expected to be part of the programming, he said. Winfrey's current talk show, as well as rights to use of reruns, is spoken for until the end of the 2010-11 season.
Besides hosting syndication's top-rated talk show, Winfrey puts out her own magazine.