Oprah Win­frey


Singapore Women's Weekly (Singapore) - - INSPIRE -

When it comes to fa­mous faces dol­ing out good­will to the un­der­priv­i­leged, one per­son stands heads and shoul­ders above the rest: Oprah Win­frey. The queen of day­time tele­vi­sion – worth an es­ti­mated US$3.1 bil­lion and ranked as the world’s third-most pow­er­ful woman by Forbes magazine – is eas­ily the most in­flu­en­tial celebrity phi­lan­thropist, ac­cord­ing to The Giv­ing Back Fund. The na­tional phi­lan­thropist group says since 2009, Oprah has given away more than US$40 mil­lion for causes in­clud­ing ed­u­ca­tion and pro­grammes for women and chil­dren. In fact, the 63-year-old has topped The Giv­ing Back Fund’s an­nual rank­ing of the top 30 celebrity phi­lan­thropists in all but one year, since the list be­gan in 2007.

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