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Born to a teenaged mother, young Oprah bounced from one relative to another, and at one point had to wear dresses made from potato sacks while she lived with her grandmother. In addition to poverty, Oprah also suffered repeated molestations. However, Winfrey ultimately used her hardships to become a person known for sharing, consoling and overcoming, which in turn led to her launching her business empire.
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