The Most Humble Man Oprah Has Ever Met

Editor's note: We, along with the rest of the world, were deeply saddened to learn of Nelson Mandela's passing. Read Oprah's statement. The following is from his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2000.

Despite Nelson Mandela's profound impact on South Africa, democracy and the struggle for equality around the world, he remains a famously humble man. Mandela says it was necessary to transform himself into a modest man in order to change society. During an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, this former South African president shares the importance of humility with Oprah.

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Published 09/27/2000