7 Celebrity Rags to Riches Stories ...


7 Celebrity Rags to Riches Stories ...
7 Celebrity Rags to Riches Stories ...

Reading 7 celebrity rags to riches stories should help inspire you. This will tell you that no matter who you are, even if you are living in the streets, you can turn your life around. Not every celebrity had things handed to them …

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Oprah Winfrey

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Following Oprah's footsteps is something that many only dream of doing – however, we do not want to follow in her footsteps on the way to fame. She as raped when she was nine years old and gave birth to her first son when she was fourteen years old. The son died in infancy. When she was still in high school at nineteen, she landed a job in radio. She started co-anchoring the evening news at a station in Tennessee. Soo after, she was given her own talk show. I tell you – her story is amazing and it makes you see that there really is light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes, you have to go through pure madness before you reach the top.


J.K. Rowling

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She was newly-divorced, unemployed and living in welfare with an infant in Edinburgh – she dedicated her time to writing the first Harry Potter book. The idea first came to her during a train ride. Her book summary was rejected by a couple of publishing houses, but soon, one picked it up and you know what happened from there.


Snoop Dogg

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It is rumoured that he is worth around two hundred million dollars. This rich rapper with his on television show started out as a poor kid living on the rough streets of Long Beach in California. After high school, he spend a great deal of time in and out of jail, trapped with drug issued. He turned to his music and found the answer – his music turned his life around.


Jim Carrey

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Jim Carrey may be one funny guy, but when he was growing up, he did not have much to laugh about. While going to high school in Canada, he lived in a camper van and worked eight hour shifts at a tire factory. At the age of sixteen, he dropped out of high school to go into comedy.


Justin Bieber

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Yes, I just have to include this boy in here too. He has talked a lot about his childhood, which is still going on, might I add. His mother is the one that has a story to tell as she has really made a lot of sacrificed for him. Pattie Mallette, his mother, is always there with him when he is traveling.


50 Cent

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50 Cent really does have a story to tell. When he was only ten years old, his mom passed away. When he was at the young age of 12, he started selling drugs. Around the age of 13, he owned a gun and ended up in jail. He had a former drug king of New York looking to end his life. He even tried to hang himself. I recommend you go and rent his movie "Get Rich or Die Trying." You will see just how hard it was when he was growing up. Now, if you look at him today, he owns a mansion on the east coast, which is one of the most expensive houses on Earth. I think he deserves it.



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Oh yes, my favorite artist – Eminem. When he was growing up, he didn't have a real father. In fact, he grew up in one of the worst neighbourhoods in America. He stared death in the eye more than once and had many thoughts of suicide. He moved to the west coast, worked with Dre and that is when his life started to change. You can listen to his life – he raps about it a lot.

There you have 7 celebrity rags to riches stories. These stories really do expire and tell you that no matter who you are, you can make it up there. YOU can be somebody. Look at Oprah, look at Eminem, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg, do you think they saw their life living in mansions and being rich when they were on the street? No. They are proof that life can take a turn for the best – of course, you have to get off your butt and do it. Do you understand?

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Wow - amazing how people can make a life that great for themselves, after going through the things you just mentioned! (Justin Bieber is a little misplaced on this list, I think - but then again, maybe I don't know the whole story) And might I add that 50 Cent was shot nine times in the chest..

Wow.. speechless!

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