Top 10 Famous Stories of ‘Rags-to-Riches’

Top 10 Famous Stories of ‘Rags-to-Riches’ businessman :

Who doesn’t want to be successful? While some inherit enormous wealth, others start ahead by being born into opportunity. But here we talk about people who created their own opportunities. These are the people who started with nothing and through hard work, talent, grit and a bit of luck managed to rise to the very top. Although it’s hard to imagine these people ever struggling but the fact is all of these have made way through the toughest of hurdles. From gruesome poverty to parent’s death they have suffered more than we can think of. Following are the incredible stories of people who eventually turned their lives around and became an inspiration to those who dream of a professional career with nothing in hand.

10. Gulshan Kumar, Musician/ Singer

9. Ponty Chadha, Businessman

8. Patricia Narayan, Restraunt owner

7. Richard Desmond, Publisher/ businessman

6. Leonardo Del Vecchio, designer/manufacturer of glassframes

5. Rajnikanth, actor

4. J.K. Rowling, Writer

3. Dhirubhai Ambani, Businessman

2. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Scientist/administrator

1. Oprah Winfrey, TV host

The famous American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey was born into poverty to an unmarried teenage mother, Vernita Lee who was a housemaid. For the initial six years of her life she was raised by her grandmother, who was so poor that Winfrey would have to wear dresses made of potato sacks. Adding to her dreadful childhood, she faced molestation from her uncle and cousin when she was not even ten. After suffering years of sexual abuse, she ran away from her home when she was 13. At 14 she became pregnant but her son died soon after birth. She began her career as co-anchor of local evening news at 19 and after boosting a third-rated Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company. Presently she has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century and is said to be the most influential woman in the world.

Top 10 Famous Stories of ‘Rags-to-Riches’


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