12 Celebrities with the Most Inspirational Rags-to-Riches Stories


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Jim Carrey


Actor Jim Carrey may be laughing his way to the bank nowadays, but he has quoted on saying that he would be a “steel worker” if his acting career failed to take off. Carrey lived in Newmarket, Canada, where jobs were tight.



Oprah has been dubbed as the Queen of all Media for her highly successful talk show and business ventures. But before she became one of the wealthiest people on earth, Oprah had it rough.

Oprah was born to an unmarried single mother, who worked as a house maid. She has remained candid about her early life, quoting that she had been sexually molested by her own relatives. But despite all the struggles, Oprah had continued to strive for a better life and took her interest in the media to the next level. After establishing a long-term career, Oprah now has a net worth of $3 billion.

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