Time's Most Influential People in the World

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Thursday, April 21, 2011

6 of 14: Oprah Winfrey has been a huge influence for decades, but with the launch of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, the media magnate has extended her reach even further. In May, Oprah, 57, will wrap up her 25th and final season of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.'

Ted Turner wrote in Time magazine, "Under Oprah, the OWN channel is primed to combat the tabloid programming we've become accustomed to with smart, enlightened, informative content. I have often said that if women ruled the world for the next 100 years, we'd all be better off. I have a feeling that with the possibilities at Oprah's fingertips, we may be one step closer."

(Pictured: Oprah Winfrey and Elvis the koala appear in a photo taken December 8, 2010. ) ( Photo / Harpo Productions)