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24 people who were born poor but went on to make billions

Lovemoney Logo By Harriet Noble of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 67: Many of the world’s richest people came from humble backgrounds to become billionaires, with childhood poverty, war and other issues driving them on to succeed. Using the Forbes Billionaires List 2018 as a guide, and starting from the least rich to the richest, here are some of the wealthiest people on the planet who survived a challenging upbringing and went on to build huge billion-dollar empires.

From very little to very rich

Many of the world’s richest people came from humble backgrounds to become billionaires, with childhood poverty, war and other issues driving them on to succeed. Using the Forbes Billionaires List 2018 as a guide, and starting from the least rich to the richest, here are some of the wealthiest people on the planet who survived a challenging upbringing and went on to build huge billion-dollar empires.
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