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Oprah Winfrey TV mogul wanted to own a church

Oprah in a recent interview confessed about her respect and admiration for late Martin Luther King Jnr. and revealed that she wanted a church of her own to follow in the late activist's footstep.

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  play The media mogul wanted to own a church to lead people like Martin Luther King Jnr. (Getty Image)

Oprah Winfrey used to dream of having her own church and being able to ''lead the people''.

The TV mogul in an interview with Page Six, recalled how she 'idolised'' pastor and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. when she was younger and admits moving into television was the closest career path she could find to emulating his leadership.

''I was so enthralled by Dr. King. I wanted to be Dr. King. I wanted to grow up and have my own church, run my own congregation and be my own order and lead the people. I didn't exactly do that, but my television show was a way of doing that. He was an enormous influence on me.”

The media entrepreneur however downplayed any comparism with the late Martin Luther King Jnr. Insisting that she hasn't achieved anything that compares to the humanitarian.

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