5 Things You Don't Know About Oprah Winfrey

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This former talk queen and media mogul marks her return to the big screen after 15 years in Lee Daniels' The Butler and recently made headlines for a shopping incident in Switzerland in which she said a sales associated refused to show her a handbag she was interested in. Here are five facts you probably don't know about Oprah Winfrey.

1. Owes her name to a spelling error. She was supposed to be named after the biblical figure Orpah but someone transposed the letters at the birth registry so her name became Oprah.

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2. Briefly dated movie critic Roger Ebert in the 1980s.

3. Was afraid of chewing gum as a child when her grandmother would keep used sticks in the cabinet. She once said she has "a whole thing about gum" and doesn't allow it in her workplace. 

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4. Became the first African American woman named to the Forbes list of billionaires.

5. Learned to read by age 3 after being taught by her grandmother.

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