Oprah Winfrey has been named the principle speaker at Harvard University’s 362nd Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony will happen during the Commencement Day’s Afternoon Exercises on May 30.
Why is Oprah sharing her wisdom with the graduating class of Harvard? Well according to Harvard President Drew Faust, “Oprah’s journey from her grandmother’s Mississippi farm to becoming one of the world’s most admired women is one of the great American success stories.”
Oprah is also pretty accomplished (and that’s putting it lightly). For one, The Oprah Winfrey Show ran for 25 seasons and drew 40 million weekly viewers in the United States alone. Now, she’s a production company (Harpo Studios), a magazine (O, The Oprah Magazine) and a television network (OWN). She’s also been in a couple movies and stuff during her spare time. What have you done with your life?!