According to some people Oprah Winfrey is one of the worlds most influential women. After all she was once the worlds only African American billionaire and she was also ranked as the richest African American of the last century. Not bad for a woman who has spent the last 25 years hosting her own chat show is it! It is good to see her putting her wealth to good use as she has donated $12million to the National Museum of American African History and Culture in Washington DC.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter Winfrey said, “I am so proud of African American history and its contributions to our nation as a whole. I am deeply appreciative of those who paved the path for me and all who follow in their footsteps. By investing in this museum, I want to help ensure that we both honour and preserve our culture and history, so that the stories of who we are will live on for generations to come.”
It is not the first time Winfrey, 59, has donated money to the museum as she gave a $1million donation back in 2007. As you would expect Ms Winfrey will get some recognition for her donations as the new Theatre will be named after her in her honour. It is good to see people like Oprah Winfrey putting money back into the communities, it is a shame that other wealthy superstars do not do the same, because if they did the world would surely be a much better place to live in would it not? On the other hand $12million to someone like Oprah Winfrey is just small change anyway.