Oprah Winfrey Is Retiring? 65-Year-Old TV Legend Finally Opened Up Her Plans

Date February 6, 2019 14:06

In 1984, Oprah Winfrey began hosting a local talk show in Chicago and led it to the top of the ratings.


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The Oprah Winfrey Show was the highest-rated television program in the history. Over some time, Oprah managed to build a successful career as a TV host and nowadays she is considered to be one of the most influential women in the world.


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Retirement plans

The 65-year-old Oprah Winfrey has finally revealed her plans on retirement during the exclusive interview with the ET's Nischelle Turner. The television legend claimed she is not going to retire, and has lots of plans ahead.

I was in the bookstore, I was buying a book and the woman said, 'Oh so you're doing a lot of reading on your retirement' ... and I started to turn around and give a whole lecture. 'I'm not retired.' But I thought, 'OK, just take it.' I said, 'Thank you, don't need a bag.'


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After the show's ending Oprah felt real freedom, but she's not retired. And now, she wants other people to know it as well, and hopes she will no longer be called a retired person.


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Nevertheless, Oprah really enjoys changes that appeared in her life. Now, she can fully enjoy her day and plan things in the morning. She feels herself truly happy and satisfied, but still doesn’t consider herself as a retired woman.

My definition of real freedom comes from the movie 'Beloved,' where the character Sethe that I played says, 'Freedom is waking up in the morning and deciding for yourself what to do with the day.' Imagine that.


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Oprah Winfrey has shared her plans on retirement, and stated she is not planning to do it. Nevertheless, she fully enjoys the freedom she has nowadays.

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