Wednesday 18 July 2018

'Oh, honey. Oh, baby girl...' - Oprah Winfrey reveals the advice she would give to her younger self

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
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Oprah Winfrey was “impressed” when she Googled herself for the first time.

The 64-year-old television personality and actress has revealed she headed to the popular search engine to enter her own name for the first time recently, and was pleasantly surprised by all the information she discovered about herself that she had never known.

She said: "I just have the most amazing life. I Googled myself the other day for the first time, I am so impressed with myself! This is what I didn't know. I was the first African American self-made billionaire, [and] donated more to charity in the 20th century than any other African American. This is really good.”

Despite being hugely successful now, there was a time when Oprah was younger that she was “afraid” of what life would bring her.

When asked what her advice to her younger self would be, she said: "Oh, honey. Oh, baby girl, what the world has in store for you. First of all it would be 'relax,' it would be, 'stop being afraid,' and it would be, 'everything is going to be alright. No matter what it will all be OK.’"

The ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ star worked tirelessly to get where she is today, and says her “biggest frustration” in life is younger people believing there is a quick fix for success.

Speaking to British Vogue magazine, she said: "My biggest frustration is with young people who think that success is supposed to happen like that. They think that there isn't a process to it. They think that they're supposed to come out of college and have their brand. And I recognise now that I am a brand, but I was resistant to being called a brand for many years … But how I got to be a brand was not by trying to be a brand."

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