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  The media and entertainment industry consists of film, radio, and television, for example, T.V. shows, movies, music, books and magazines. One person that has been very successful in this industry is Oprah Winfrey.She worked hard, made great business strategies, and gave tons of money to charities to become the capital of industry she is today.  In 1978, Oprah was put on a show called “People are Taking Off,” where her fortunes took off.She was able to connect with her audience, which made her ratings go up. In 1983, she was offered a morning talk show, which became the number one talk show in Chicago and was renamed “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”5 years later, she bought Harpo Studios, making her the first black woman to control her own major studio. By the age of 32, Oprah became a millionaire and in 1995, she became the richest woman in entertainment with a net worth of $340 million.By owning her own show, she was able to venture out into other things like film, musicals, television, and the internet. In 2000, she published a magazine titled “O, The Oprah Magazine” and wrote best selling books that varied in subjects.In 2015, Winfrey partnered with Weight Watchers, buying 10% of the company and made $300 million from the investment.When Oprah retired her show in Chicago, she was worth $3 billion and now she is still close with a net worth of $2.8 billion.  Oprah has many business strategies, and one of them is to be true to yourself. She was always being herself on her shows, which made drew in viewers. Another strategy is that she always found the good in everything bad. She learned from every mistake she made and always moved forward.  Oprah has made many charitable contributions.One of the many charities she contributed to is the Angel Network. The Angel Network is a charity that works on getting people involved.She paid all of the overhead and operating cost out of her pocket. Another charity is the Oprah Winfrey Foundation. The charity provides grants for non-profit organizations.The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation provides funds for operating the leadership academy in South Africa. The charity is for a school that she began in 2007.  Oprah Winfrey is a captain of industry because she makes a positive impact on our society. She helps others, makes many jobs for other people, and she does charity work and gives back to the community.

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