15 Stars Who Are Examples Of Rags To Riches


Celebrities lives might seem shiny after they have it all but before all the glamour entered their life, some of them sure had endured a lot. Some of them have had troubled childhood while some of them barely had anything growing up. These celebs are the perfect example of rag to riches.

Here’s a list of celebrities who came from nothing.

1. Demi Moore left the trailer park and is now worth $150 million.


For Demi, acting was the escape from the hard life she has endured during her childhood and teens. She was abused as a child and was living with bad parents.

“I entered this career having no background or connection to acting. I had so little I had nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking the risk.”


2. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj might be a world-famous artist right now but she comes from a household where her father sold their possession’s for d*** money.


“When I first came to America,” she said to Rolling Stone in 2010, “I would go in my room and and kneel down at the foot of my bed and pray that god would make me rich so that I could take care of my mother.”

“At one point you had to sell a few kilos to be considered a credible rapper,” she also said in the interview. “But now it’s like Drake and I are embracing the fact that we went to school, we love acting, we love theater, and that’s OK — and it’s especially good for the black community to know that’s OK, that’s embraced.”


3. Leonardo DiCaprio


Leonardo had a tough childhood as his single mother was working multiple jobs to make the ends meet.

“So I was always wondering how we were going to afford this and that. Acting seemed to be a shortcut out of the mess.”


4. J.K. Rowling


J K Rowling- the beloved author was living on welfare when she started writing Harry Potter. The rest is history.

As of May 2022, J.K Rowling has a net worth of $1 billion dollars.


5. Jim Carrey


Jim’s life was very different before he became a celebrity. “My father lost his job when he was 51 and that was the real ‘wow,’ the kick in the guts,” he said. “We lived in a van for a while, and we worked all together as security guards and janitors.”

Carrey’s estimated net worth is $180 million


6. Justin Bieber


Justin Bieber grew up really poor. “I remember being poor and being teased by other kids,” he said.

Justin Bieber’s net worth is an estimated $285 million as of 2022.


7. Mariah Carey


The “All I Want For Christmas Is You” singer grew up in poverty, she is certainly living a good life today.

“I moved to Manhattan alone as a teenage girl. It was an exciting time for me, even though I had nothing,” she said.

“I lived, like, on a mattress on the floor. I was writing my songs and being a horrible waitress. My demo tape ended up at Sony and they signed it away.”


8. Céline Dion


Céline was the youngest of 14 children. It was difficult because her father earned pennies per week. Fortunately, a manager spotted her while recording,


Her husband of 21 years mortgaged his house so that she could record her first two albums.


9.  Mark Wahlberg


Mark had a troubled childhood which led him to the path of Dr**s. Thankfully, he found his way and is now on the right path.

10. Oprah Winfrey


From wearing potato sacks to being one of the richest people in the world, Oprah Winfrey has come a long way since those days.

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