The media mogul grew up in extreme poverty, dropped out of college and then made it big.
Oprah Winfrey is to take on a rare acting role in a new film about Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells became instrumental in the field of medical research.
The story of Lance Armstrong is told in the not very exciting 'The Program'
The former talkshow host, who heads her own media empire, nets $32.5m profit from initial share price spike on news she had bought 10% of company
Selma is a very good retelling of a very important event in American history, but it doesn't quite make an impact.
After the confession, the lawsuits. Lance Armstrong's extended appearance on the Oprah Winfrey network, in which the man stripped of seven Tour de France wins finally admitted to doping, has opened him up to several multi-million dollar legal challenges.
Lance Armstrong cried and admitted he was "sick" and "narcissistic" in the second round of his confessional TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, but avoided fleshing out his earlier, limited confession to having cheated his way to the pinnacle of world cycling.
The American ritual of celebrity confession and redemption is an exercise in having your cake and eating it too.