Everybody Needs A Little Help: Celebs Who Were On Public Assistance

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Oprah Winfrey

Few people have had a “rags to riches” story quite like Oprah Winfrey. The talk show maven was born in Mississippi but moved to Milwaukee with her mother who had relocated to find work. Although she found a job as a maid, Winfrey’s mother had to rely on welfare to feed her family. These days Winfrey, who’s one of the richest Black women in the world, works tirelessly to help improve the lives of those less fortunate all over the globe.

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