• POWER COUPLE photo | Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey

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Published: Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00 PM EDT



Inspired by Mandela, Oprah Winfrey decides to build the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls-South Africa. "From the very beginning, I said to Nelson Mandela, 'I want to create a school for smart girls who will lead this country into glory,'" the media mogul recalled. The leader joins the talk-show host at the school's 2002 Agenda for Earth Turning Ceremony and is also present at the 2007 opening.