You have made it when you’re known by one name alone. Oprah was born into poverty, sexually molested as a child and pulled herself up by determination, a great deal of smarts and hard, hard work. Like many on this list, she not only has millions (or billions in her case), she donates huge sums to causes supporting women’s rights and civil rights. She is a major supporter of the Democratic Party, in particular President Obama. And, in her free time, she runs a magazine, acts, writes and manages a major TV and movie production company. If you’ve got a gift for gab, and like to give away “favorite things,” you could be just like Oprah.