Her first job as a teenager was working at a local grocery store.
She worked there during her senior year of high school, and again while in her first two years of college.
Ebert predicted that she would generate 40 times as much revenue as his television show, At the Movies.
Winfrey's syndicated show brought in double Donahue's national audience, displacing Donahue as the number-one daytime talk show in America.
She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011.
However, the East Asian markers may, given the imprecision of genetic testing, actually be Native American.