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30 Celebrities Who Went From Rags to Riches

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew Lisa of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 32: Rags-to-riches stories inspire hope and remind even the most down-and-out dreamers that hard work, positivity and perseverance sometimes do pay off no matter how hard the road might seem. In America's celebrity culture, there is no shortage of superstars with rags-to-riches backgrounds and stories of poverty, trauma and hardship that had to be overcome.Click through to discover celebrities who are richer than you think — and ones who started with nothing.

Rags-to-riches stories inspire hope and remind even the most down-and-out dreamers that hard work, positivity and perseverance sometimes do pay off no matter how hard the road might seem. In America's celebrity culture, there is no shortage of superstars with rags-to-riches backgrounds and stories of poverty, trauma and hardship that had to be overcome.

Click through to discover celebrities who are richer than you think — and ones who started with nothing.

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