There really is no denying that Oprah Winfrey is an incredibly successful and inspiring woman, not to mention a role model for multiple generations of women and one of the World's most famous philanthropists. 

For anyone who has read up on Oprah's life and in particular her early years, you'll recognise her phenomenal achievement and the reasons why she is as celebrated as she is in the media. 

If you're looking for business advice there's probably no better person than Oprah to provide it - Forbes' international rich list listed Winfrey as the world's only black billionaire from 2004 to 2006 and as the first black woman billionaire in world history. Oprah enjoys a net worth in excess of 2.9 billion dollars (possibly more now - 2014 stat) and is currently the 2nd richest self-made woman in America. 

How we face and conduct ourselves in the business world can mean the difference between failure and success and it's not all about having your own business. You can build a hell of a lot by working your way up and across in whatever discipline you've chosen to pursue and within the existing business world.

Check out her top 12 lessons in the article linked below: