Most Inspirational Celebs
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By Rebecca Silverstein
Sure, we love to rag on celebrities for doing dumb stuff or living in total excess. (Heck, it's our jobs.) But not all celebrities are 100-percent ego; some even use their star power for something other than cutting the line at Voyeur. Shocking, we know. Here we present 14 celebs whose achievements go way past entertaining and on into inspiring.
Live your best life -- that's Oprah's spiel. But she doesn't just talk the talk; this mega-mogul walks the walk. And Oprah has the ultimate rags-to-riches story: Born into rural poverty to unmarried teen parents, she was abused from a young age. After winning the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant, she was tapped as the youngest and first black female news anchor at Nashville's WLAC-TV. From there, she worked her way to the top, becoming a self-made billionaire and starting her own television network, the OWN Network.
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