Cathy Hughes and Oprah Winfrey made no excuses for achieving great heights; they just did it. After turning around a struggling radio station, Cathy Hughes decided to start her own. She now owns one of the largest media empires in the United States. Oprah Winfrey came from humble beginnings, but her personality opened many doors. She leveraged being the most recognized talk show host worldwide for ownership and eventually created the OWN network.