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Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtoor

One of the UAE's leading businessman - his company built the Burj Al Arab, Al Habtoor is connected to a rock star who was recently in Abu Dhabi.

June 4, 2008 1:30 by

Oprah Winfrey

The 54- year- old American television host is also an Academy Award-nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. Her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which began in 1986, has got many Emmy Awards and is considered as the highest-rated talk show in television.

Oprah suffered abuse and molestation in her childhood and in 1991, initiated a campaign to establish a national database of convicted child abusers. President Clinton signed the ‘Oprah Bill’ into law in 1993. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century by Time magazine, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science in 1998. When Forbes magazine published its list of America’s billionaires for the year 2003, it said that Oprah Winfrey was the first African-American woman to become a billionaire.

The Oprah Winfrey Foundations provide grants to not-for-profit organizations that offer education opportunities and enhance the quality of life for children and families throughout the world. Recently, Oprah’s Angel Network received a $1m donation from rock star…


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