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How did Oprah Winfrey start her career?

RTE is delighted to present the story of Oprah Winffes first major media interview, where she reveals the story behind her meteoric rise to fame.

Oprah Winfers first interview with BBC, in the form of a Q&A, is available to view here.

In the interview, Oprah talks about her personal journey from a single mom, to becoming a multi-millionaire and becoming a household name, to writing a memoir and how she decided to write a memoir.

In this excerpt from the interview the Oprah talks on a wide range of subjects including how she became an entrepreneur, how she met her husband Larry, how the success of her business led to a divorce and her thoughts on the future of black entrepreneurs.