“Oprah Winfrey did more than make history Sunday when she became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe awards.
She gave an impassioned acceptance speech, championing women and the #MeToo and Time’s Up initiatives. She spoke about growing up poor in Milwaukee and how much it meant to her to watch Sidney Poitier become the first black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964.
“What a moment like that means to a little girl watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone tired from cleaning other people’s houses . . . At this moment there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given the same award, ” she said.
And she also kicked off a wave of calls on social media for her to run for president in 2020.
Oprah, 63, also thanked those who helped her get her start in the entertainment industry, where she made the bulk of her nearly $3 billion net worth over the course of her four-decade career. Indeed, well before her Golden Globes speech, Oprah broke ground by becoming one of the richest self-made women in America. Oprah’s net worth is an estimated $2.8 billion, according to Forbes Real Time Net Worth rankings.”
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