Famous People Who Were Once Poor

Lucky are those who are born rich. And then there are those who make it big in this huge world with no help at all.

They leave a mark about their identity and become famous. And there are those who try endlessly and yet don't get to taste success; for such people, patience is a virtue, my friend!

In this article, we've shared info on some of the famous people who became rich at a certain point in life. These people came from a poor background and yet reached success due to their hard work.

Most of the celebs whom we know or hear about quite often have gone through their own set of hardships. They aren't ashamed to talk about it either, as their struggle is something that has got them their share of success.

So, read on to find out more about these famous people who were once poor.

Roman Abramovich

He is an oil and aluminium tycoon who lived in rags and was orphaned at the age of four. He made his living by selling plastic ducts from his apartment. Now, he's worth $11.2 billion!

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Steve Jobs

He was the adopted child of a working-class couple and could hardly pay for his college fee. Now, look at this man's invention. He created technology, which everyone craves for.

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J.K. Rowling

She is known as the queen of the fantasy novels and is an author of the famous Harry Potter series. She is currently worth $1 billion. She being a single mother lived in a welfare camp in Edinburgh before she published her first set of books.

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Suze Orman

She is a well-known face on CNBC. She had a tough time in the past, when she was living in a van in the 70's due to certain dreadful financial conditions. It was a life-changing experience for her and it helped her become a renowned personal guru. Her net worth is $25 million.

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Jim Morrison

Before he became a famous personality, he used to be a homeless man who slept in just about any place you can literally imagine. Now, he is one of the greatest poets and rock star legends in the music history. Isn't it great?

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Oprah Winfrey

She is one of the most influential persons who had a bad childhood, where she went through sexual abuse, utter poverty or barely had hand-to-mouth earnings from a farmland. Now, she is worth $2.4 billion.

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Story first published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 17:21 [IST]
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