There are those who truly inspire us with their life story from rags to riches. The people on this page are the ones who have the odds against them yet they are able to rise above the odds and achieve great success in their life. Here are their stories...
To many, Stephen King is an inspiration, the author of the macabre. His name befits him, as he truly is, in a way, the king of fear. He has made millions out of this great talent of his, over 350 million of his books have already been sold worldwide.
On December 4th 1969, Shawn Corey Carter aka Jay-Z, was born to Gloria Carter in the Marcy housing project of Brooklyn, New York. The conditions were terrible but they served as the motivation for one of the greatest financial successes to come out of American hiphop music.
In 2014, Ralph Lauren was ranked as the 193rd richest person in the world by Forbes with an estimated wealth of over $7 billion. How did this man became so wealthy?
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Ursula Burns was declared by Forbes to be the one of the world's most powerful woman back in 2009. She still is, and all for good reason.
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Zdenek Bakala is one of the richest men in the world, at only 53 years old. He has a net worth of $1 billion and has residences in Switzerland, Geneva, and the United States. But it wasn't all champagnes and roses for this Czech fellow.
Tom Cruise is a Hollywood A-lister with a net worth of $250 million. He's an actor, a producer, with numerous prestigious awards under his belt. He's a well-respected, well-loved guy in the industry, admired for his talent in bringing to life the roles he portrays in his films.
Her books sold 400 million copies with sales reaching up high heavens. She’s Britain’s most celebrated author and best seller in history. She wouldn’t be called the “Most Influential Woman of the Year” if she hadn’t won the hearts of many people worldwide.
You may not have heard about Larry Ellison but you may certainly have heard about Oracle. This multi-billion software company was started by this billionaire. Ellison is currently the 5th richest person in the world with a net worth of $49 Billion.
Some people would say that his experience growing up in communist Ukraine made him a bit paranoid. And Jan Koum, billionaire creator of WhatsApp wouldn’t deny this because he simply left a country where phones were tapped on a daily basis and privacy wasn’t sacred.
He’s been called Dallas’ Most Evil Genius by amassing a fortune even without anyone knowing. He is known to live his life in obscurity but even at age 78, he wouldn’t stop thinking of how he’d earn his next billion dollar fortune. He’s an entrepreneur, a success story for a generation to follow.
This is a typical rags-to-riches story. He came from nothing to now becoming one of gambling’s wealthiest tycoons. His casinos are unrivaled and his stakes are worth billions. But what he is now is a product of a cunning personality that was never afraid to strike it big
Genghis Khan's real name was Temujin, but in the early 13th century, a council of Moghul tribesmen declared him as the Oceanic Ruler of the Universe, which translated to 'Genghis Khan.' The rest, as they say, was history.
He’s a self-made billionaire now with stakes in Steel and football. Russia would be lucky to have this man rise up from simple beginnings to growing a fortune worth $14.2 Billion.
“Turn your wounds into wisdom” was Oprah Winfrey’s famous quote that summed up her entire life story. We know her now as the queen of all media...
This is the story of how the son of a Scottish hand-loom weaver who had no formal education beat the odds and went on to become one of the most...
Li Ka Shing was only 14 years old when he became the breadwinner of his family. Just a few months after they took refuge in Hong Kong from Guangdong, China...