At Their Peaks: Top African-American Women CEOs

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Oprah Winfrey

As one of only a handful of black people to earn billionaire status, Oprah Gail Winfrey has proven she has a head for business. She’s also a risk taker. Winfrey proved as much when she launched her OWN network. A few months ago the former queen of Daytime, added another title to her enviable resume: CEO of OWN.  Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is now Winfrey’s focus, after moving on from The Oprah Winfrey Show, which ran for 25 seasons and remains the highest-rated TV talk show in history, with a viewership that spanned 110 countries.

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