Custom Search 1

Oprah yet to donate to MLK foundation

OPRAH WINFREY has allegedly refused to donate any money to the foundation of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

The billionaire, who has often spoken about what King's legacy has done for her, both personally and professionally, is said to be missing from the list of donors who have financially supported King's Dream Team foundation.

"Nothing that has happened in my life since I was 16 years old would've been possible. I wouldn't have been in radio. I wouldn't have been on television. I just wouldn't have the life that I have without Martin Luther King Jr," Winfrey once said during a segment on her popular self-titled talk show.

On the foundation's website, neither Winfrey nor her cable network OWN feature on the list of its A-list celebrities, which include big names like Muhammad Ali, who have pledged monetary support.


MEMORIAL: President Obama officially unveiled a statue honouring Martin Luther King Jr last week (Oct 16)

Dr. Maya Angelou, Whoopi Goldberg and Chris Brown, and major media companies who have contributed their "time and resources to promote and support the memorial," a statement reads on the website.

According to the New York Daily News, Winfrey was approached for $1 million and, later, $500K, but has yet to contribute.

Last Sunday (Oct 16), President Obama officially unveiled a statue honouring the civil right fighter in front of thousands of spectators that included performances by Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.

Facebook Comments