"Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself."
Oprah Winfrey's 25 years of success did not come neither through an inheritance nor through deceit. Her perseverance and effort, despite the high rates of racism in the United States at that time, made her become one of the highest rated TV hosts in the country and a grand place in history.
Oprah Winfrey set up an independent production company called Harpo Inc. in 1986, which was
her name spelled backwards. It formerly included Harpo Films, while currently including Harpo Radio, Inc., Harpo Print, LLC, & 50% of the Oprah Winfrey Network. During her time as a TV host, Harpo Inc. reaped over 300 million USD per year, including gaining additional revenue from other sources of income including magazines, websites, book clubs, book publishing and film investment. Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of 2.9 billion USD as of 2014 - the world's richest TV host of all time and one of the most influential women in the world today.
Oprah's success is not just limited to personal success. Her success brought about a sense of respect for the black community, whom at first did not have a home to call their own. She was also an inspiration to the women community who were living in a world dominated by men.