SHE'S KNOWN as the Queen of All Media. She's lived the ultimate rags to riches story, starting from poverty and eventually amassing a net worth in the billions. She's a talk-show titan turned actress turned producer turned network executive - and now she has turned 60.
Here, we look back at Oprah's successful years in the spotlight in honour of her milestone birthday.
On turning 60, she said: "I'm alive. Healthy. Strong. I'm turning 60, and -- please don't take offense -- I no longer have to be concerned about what anyone thinks of me! I'm turning 60, and I've earned the right to be just as I am. I'm more secure in being myself than I've ever been."