What are some of Oprah Winfrey's charities?


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Some of Oprah Winfrey���s charities include the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. As one of the wealthiest media personalities in the United States, Winfrey has used a significant portion of her fortune to found charitable organizations.

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Winfrey founded the organization Oprah���s Angel Network in 1998 to support other charitable organization and nonprofits around the world. The organization raised over $80 million before ceasing operations in 2010 and re-emerging as the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation.

Located in South Africa, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls opened in 2007, funded by viewer donations and a $40 million investment from Winfrey herself. The free school offers state-of-the-art facilities, including a library, a theater and computer labs.

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