Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oprah Winfrey, global media leader and philanthropist, spoke to the Class of 2008 at Stanford's 117th Commencement on June 15, 2008. Winfrey drew on e

People often ask me, What is the secret to the success of the show?” Oprah said during the finale on Wednesday – a show that drew its highest rating in 17 years. “How have we lasted 25 years. I non-jokingly say, my team – and Jesus. Because nothing but the hand of God has made this possible for me.”

Winfrey has won more than 40 Emmys. Her book club turned obscure books into bestsellers. She currently ranks second on the Forbes list of most powerful celebrities – ahead of Justin Bieber, U2, Tiger Woods and Taylor Swift. She became so influential that four of her fans created a religion called Oprahology, in which its founder, Miranda Clark, calls Winfrey an idol and goddess.

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