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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.And even though some celebrities reach superstardom after a tough start, some end up ditching the limelight for a more normal daily routine working a 9-to-5.Click through to discover celebrities who started off on the wrong foot and still made it big.

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.

And even though some celebrities reach superstardom after a tough start, some end up ditching the limelight for a more normal daily routine working a 9-to-5.

Click through to discover celebrities who started off on the wrong foot and still made it big.

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