The owner of the Oprah Winfrey Network is now one of the most successful media personalities in the world. But she achieved success after a series of unfortunate events in her life. Oprah Winfrey opened up about her dark past without hesitation and the reason why until now she remained unmarried.

The media mogul revealed that she was raped by a 19-year-old cousin when she was barely nine years old as reported by the Jasmine Brand. After she was abused, her cousin brought her to an ice cream house and bought her some ice cream with blood still oozing down her legs. Five years after, she was also abused by her uncle that resulted in her pregnancy.

Oprah Winfrey attempted suicide when she was a teenager

In desperation, she attempted to commit suicide. She thought of taking laundry detergent to get rid of her baby. She wanted to stop her pregnancy by killing herself. She revealed that at her age she was not yet knowledgeable of ways to end her life. If she had the Internet before, she said she could have searched for ways to commit suicide.

Fate favored the then lost and desperate teenager. She had a miscarriage which she considered as a blessing in disguise. She said that when she lost her baby, she knew it was her second chance and decided to turn her life around. Winfrey succeeded in life despite her difficult circumstances. She was able to establish her empire and is now one of the world’s billionaires.

Winfrey started her cable network and became one of television's long-term talk show hosts. Her show “The Oprah Winfrey Show” aired for 25 years. The girl who grew up in extreme poverty (literally wearing dresses made from potato sacks) was given a chance at education when she was sent to her father who prioritized her studies.

Her traumatic past did not hinder Oprah Winfrey from achieving honors in school.

At 19, she got a job at a radio station and eventually became a host. She became popular until her show got syndicated internationally.

The OWN owner is first black billionaire in history

Winfrey is worth $3 billion as of 2017 slightly below the net worth of the current president of America Donald Trump who is worth $3.5 billion. She is the first African-American billionaire who became a millionaire at the age of 32.

The first Black Billionaire in history is not only a TV host but also an author and an actor. Her film debut was via “The Color Purple” where she played Sofia. It was followed by numerous films and the latest is “A Wrinkle in Time.”

The greatest black philanthropist had several romantic relationships before she met her fiancé. The weight loss advocate revealed that she and long-time partner Stedman Graham did not tie the knot because she believes that she not for marriage. They were engaged in November 1992, but their wedding did not happen until today.

According to Enstars, her relationship with Graham is a unique one because she revealed that they got to define themselves in it and they are not like the traditional couples. Oprah Winfrey described herself as a different breed of a woman, and she believes she could not remain married because she was not the type that settles in a normal relationship.

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