Oprah Gail Winfrey
At 30, Oprah Winfrey took over as host of A.M. Chicago, a poorly-rated, half-hour morning talk show.
Within a month, she had taken it from last place to first place in local Chicago ratings. Within 2 years, A.M. Chicago
show was relaunched as The Oprah Winfrey Show and nationally syndicated. Despite being born into poverty and raised by a
teenage single mother, facing sexual abuse as a teen and running away from home, Oprah has gone on to become the world's
first black woman billionaire in history, has received an honorary degree from Harvard and was awarded the Presidential
Medal Of Freedom in 2013. What's your excuse?