Former TV talk-show host Oprah Winfrey will be a featured speaker at Harvard University's commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 30. The 59-year-old will speak of her journey and relate it to the journey students will soon begin.
Drew Faust, the president of Harvard told media that Winfrey's life-story is "one of the great American success stories" and she is an apt speaker for students just readying to face the world. She will speak in the afternoon at a time when alumni will also be present.
It will be the 362nd commencement ceremonies for the Cambridge university and Winfrey will be speaking to future-American, and world, stars.
A listing of Harvard alumni includes U.S. presidents including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama, Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu, current U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-moon, writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and T.S. Eliot, actors Jack Lemon, Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd and Matt Damon, NBA player Jeremy Lin, businessman Bill Gates and scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Winfrey was recently named in the 13th spot of Forbes' 2013 Most Powerful Women list and the magazine has her tied for 503rd most wealthy person in the world with a net worth of $2.8 billion.