OPRAH WINFREY
BE 50th Anniversary - Influential Black Entrepreneurs

OPRAH WINFREY

OPRAH WINFREY 
HARPO INC. 

EST. 1986

 Winfrey is among the shrewdest entrepreneurs and one of the most ubiquitous global brands, influencing the buying decisions of millions worldwide. Since 1986, she has transformed Harpo Inc. into a multime-dia conglomerate that touches television, radio, digital, and film. Her television network, OWN, has grown as a production and distribution platform for African American creators and Black-oriented programming. For instance, she has partnered with Lionsgate, The New York Times, and Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt “The 1619 Project” into a collection of films, television shows, documen-taries, unscripted programming, and other forms of content. One of the few Black billionaires in the nation, Win-frey uses her platforms and resources to push for social justice like using O magazine’s cover to honor Breonna Taylor–the first time in 20 years the media mogul did not grace the cover of her own magazine.
 


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