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5 people that abject poverty did not hinder from becoming billionaires. It shouldn't hinder you too.

You don’t have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to become successful and achieve great things in life, because many people that had a very humble beginnings have gone ahead to become globally renown celebrities. Coming from a very poor background did not stop many billionaires and business experts of global repute from reaching the pinnacle of success. Believe it once and for all, it shouldn’t stop you, either.

Oprah Gail Winfrey was born in January 29, 1954. At a time, she was rated the richest black woman on earth. Winfrey was born into real poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and was later raised in inner-city Milwaukee. She was molested during her childhood and later when it happened during her early teens, when she was 14 years old, she became pregnant. Unfortunately, her son was born premature and he died. Against all odd, she rose to a position of excellency. She currently host an American talk show, she is an actress, a television producer , a media executive, and a philanthropist of global repute.

British author J.K. Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series at a time said, she remember there was a time she had to starve so her daughter could eat. “I remember nights when there was literally no money, she said.” Those days are long past, as the author earned $95 million between June 2016 and June 2017, according to Forbes. Now a philanthropist, Rowling enjoys giving back so much that an estimated $160 million in charitable giving contributed to her fall from billionaire status in 2012.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson said, my parents were poor. He shared one-room tenement with his parents and three siblings. He said when they died in 1985, 11 days apart, they didn’t have as much as $100 in the bank. Their whole life. They gave everything to their children. He wasable to contend against the forces of poverty and became a billionaire.

The youngest of 13 kids, the billionaire Harold Hamm was raised by Oklahoma sharecroppers, who put him to work picking cotton barefoot as a child. His young age was quite rough. Now, he has a net worth of $10.1 billion, but at age 16 he had to take a job at a gas station to support his loved ones.

Are you born into a very poor family and humanly speaking, there seems to be no way of escape? Vast number of people with conditions worse than yours have strive against all opposing forces and become someone great in life. It is your turn to rise again. Do not let anything hold you down. Someday, someone, somewhere will write your success story too.

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