Decades before she became the queen of daytime TV, a media mogul and an Oscar-nominated producer, a young Oprah Winfrey was forced to sleep on a porch because her mother's light-skinned roommate didn't like the child's dark complexion.
The 61-year-old founder of Oprah Winfrey Network currently has a net worth of $3billion, but she has never forgotten her hardscrabble childhood marked by crushing poverty, physical abuse, rape at age nine and an early pregnancy.
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