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10 Celebrities Who Went From Rags To Riches




It would seem to be a lot of fun to be a celebrity. They are not only famous, but they also possess a substantial amount of wealth. They never stress out about upcoming bills or rent payments. Instead, they live in million-dollar villas and jet off in private planes to their favorite exotic locations to play on their yachts.

We might not be aware of the fact that many of the wealthiest celebrities came from humble beginnings, despite the fact that they now have millions of dollars. The pursuit of fame and wealth is a potent way to propel oneself forward, and in some cases, it can be potent enough to pull one out of abject poverty. Their “rags-to-riches” stories demonstrate that anyone can improve their lives and end up in a better place than where they started if they put in the effort, are persistent, have talent, and have even a little bit of luck on their side.

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#1 Hilary Swank: 60 million dollars

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Hilary Swank began her career as an actress when she was only 15 years old. Initially, she and her mom lived out of a car until she got a role in the 1992 film version of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, they moved into an apartment. Even though she had won two Oscars, some people felt that the actress idealized a life of destitution. It’s possible that her second acceptance speech for the Academy Award contributed to people’s negative perceptions of her.

#2 Nicki Minaj: 80 million dollars

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Nicki Minaj formerly resided in a region of New York City that was severely affected by poverty. She went so far as to pray for financial success every night before going to bed so that she could provide for her mother. As a result of this, she is now a well-known rapper who is estimated to have a net worth of more than 80 million dollars.

#3 Demi Moore: 200 million dollars

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The fact that Demi Moore’s mother was an alcoholic and that her father was a violent alcoholic made for a difficult childhood for the actress. A mobile home community was home to her family. She began her career as a debt collector and model before being cast in a supporting role in the film “Choices” in 1981. Since then, she has established herself as a successful actress.

#4 Leonardo DiCaprio: 260 million dollars

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Before making it big in Hollywood, the star of “Titanic” struggled to make ends meet. His life was littered with shady characters and crooks of various stripes. He even battled homelessness.

#5 Justin Bieber: 285 million dollars

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Even if you’re not a huge fan of the Biebs, you can’t deny how driven and ambitious he is. He used to live in a house that was overrun with rats. He experienced feelings of hunger on a regular basis and slept in a pull-out couch. But now, his net worth is more than he probably ever imagined.

#6 Mariah Carey: 320 million dollars

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#7 Tom Cruise: 600 million dollars

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#8 Celine Dion: 800 million dollars

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Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” and “The Power of Love” are two of her most well-known songs. She came from a large family and was the youngest of 14 children. Her family was very large. Her parents had a difficult time taking care of all of their children because they had so many of them. When Celine sent a recording of her song “Ce N’etait Qu’un Rêve” to her manager René Angélil, the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself to the singer and her family. The sound of her singing brought him to his knees in tears. Even though he had to take out a mortgage on his home to finance the recording of her first two albums, it was money well spent.

#9 JK Rowling: 1 billion dollars

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JK Rowling is one of the wealthiest private citizens in the United Kingdom and the first author in the world to achieve a net worth of $1 billion. However, it’s possible that many people are unaware that she faced many challenges. She began her life as a poor single mother who survived off of the assistance she received from the government. But despite everything, she managed to summon the strength and the creativity necessary to transform all of that gloom into magic.

#10 Oprah Winfrey: 3,5 billion dollars

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Although Oprah Winfrey now has a net worth of 3,5 billion dollars, before her big break things were so difficult. She was raised on a farm in Mississippi’s countryside. During the time that her mother was unwed and searching desperately for work, she lived with her grandmother. At the age of nine, she was repeatedly sexually abused by a family member.