Nowadays, the power of search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing, have allowed internet users to type in any inquiry and immediately find an answer to what they’re looking for. However, due to the open-source nature of the internet, there is so much information out there and barely any fact-checking.
But in Oprah’s case, luckily, she found out something about herself that turned out to be true. Oprah Winfrey typed her name into Google and stumbled upon a couple of very interesting pieces of information.
During an interview with British Vogue, Oprah spoke with the editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, and said she discovered something about herself she didn’t know before.
The entertainment mogul discovered that she is actually the very first African-American billionaire, which is actually true. In relation to the fact, Oprah said, “did not know that.” She’s not only the first African-American billionaire but also the first woman.
Oprah earned the title of a billionaire all the way back in 2003, fifteen years ago. Additionally, she found out that she has donated more money to philanthropic causes than another black person on earth.
However, other entertainers have contributed significantly to charity, including the late Michael Jackson. After he passed away, analysts looking at his estate realized that he donated to children’s hospitals and other organizations regularly.
And in some cases, the late King of Pop would go right to hospitals and sing for kids.
Winfrey said to herself after discovering that fact, “I said, ‘this is really good.'” There’s no doubt Winfrey is successful, so much so that some people have even suggested she should run for the presidency in 2020.
However, during the same chat with British Vogue, the OWN TV CEO said running for the presidency would “kill” her. It would be just way too much work and would be far too stressful.