Oprah Winfrey, talk show host
Jan. 29, 1954-
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy (Charlesbridge, 2005)
T.V. talk show host, book lover, actress, philanthropist and more, Ms. O, an African-American, is dedicated to making the world a better place.
One of the richest people in the world, Winfrey opened a Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Read an article about the school here.