2. Oprah Winfrey

What’s not to love about Oprah, right? The woman is an absolute sensation and she has changed so many lives including her own – her personal story is so moving and inspiring. Let’s see, what is Oprah known for: talk show host, producer, actress, philanthropist…the list goes on. Oprah has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century – what an achievement! Personally I admire her for all that she’s overcome and all that’s she’s accomplished. She is a great role model to look up to for inspiration and encouragement that no matter what you’ve been through in the past, you can achieve greatness and succeed.