Sign in
Download Opera News App



Gossip Celebrity


From Grass To Grace: See 10 Successful People Who Went From Poverty To Riches

I want to first begin by telling you that your current position can never define your future if you don’t allow it to. One of the factors that has kept a lot of people in poverty is the act of letting their past to hold them down. Life will not give you what you want but what you deserve.

My honest advice to anyone who want to be successful in life is to release the past. Let your past, past. There are so many stories of successful people who took control of their lives and changed if for the better and you can do the same also. Some came from a very poor background, some were victim of rape and molestation, some were deformed, and some passed through pain and hardship but there did not let it affect them.

I bring to you 10 successful people who went from poverty and against all odd became rich and successful.

1.    Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is a comedian who later became an actor. He has accumulated a lot of fortune all through his acting career. When Jim Carrey was 12 years old, his father lost his job and for some period of time he was homeless and living inside a van with his dad but today according to Forbes as at 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $180 million.

2.    Arnold Schwarzenegger

He was born in the year 1947. Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the richest actors of all time. He won has won the Mr. Olympia seven times. He was also the 38th governor of California. His hometown which is Austria was greatly affected during the world war ll and during this period, he lived in a home with no plumbing and no phone. There was also severe hunger during this period but against all odds, as at 2020 Forbes gave the estimate of his net worth to be $400 million.

3.    Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is a renowned worldwide music and movie superstar with about 80 film and television credits. She once revealed that her mother was a teenager and gave birth to her when she was 16 years. Her 16 years old mother will work several jobs just to put food on the table but today Selena Gomez is worth $75 million.

4.    Shania Twain

The five time Grammy awards winner has kept her past life hidden from the public. But in an interview in 2011, she opened up that she grew up very poor in Canada. In 1987, she lost her parents in a car accident and this left her at a very young age the responsibilities of taking care of her younger ones. But as at 2020, her net worth according to Forbes is $400 million.

5.    Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is a renowned hip-hop super star. She once revealed how she suffered molestation and violence from his drug addicted father but today she is living a very comfortable life. Her net worth according to Forbes is $100 million.

6.    J.K Rowling

J.k Rowling was born in Gloucestershire England. Her past life was a very painful one as she was just a single mother raising her daughter up with some assistance coming from the public. It was during this period that she wrote her book “ Harry Potter” in 1994 which made her a billionaire. She once said that she was “ as poor as it’s possible to be” so imagine that extent. But today she gave most her wealth to charity which made her drop from her billionaire status and now has a net worth of $650 - $1.2 billion.

7. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson was born on 1986 and grew up to be a boxing legend. He was once crowned the youngest heavyweight champion in sports history. He faced some setbacks in his boxing career and once lost his belt . His childhood was not awesome as he fought poverty all through. He was discovered and adopted by legendary trainer Cus D’Amato. But against all odd, he fought back and he has accumulated a total of $685 million all through his boxing career.

8.    Celine Dion

Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and has been consistent for about a decade now. Her childhood was also pathetic and she came from a poor family of 14 children. She started singing when she was still a minor in her parent’s bar and was discovered by a famed French speaking singer. Today, she has made it and has an estimated net worth of $800 million.

9.    Opray winfrey

In fact Opray Winfrey should be the first on this list because it is impossible to discuss grass to grace stories without mentioning her.

She is one of the most recognized women in the world and even a role model for many. She has changed daytime television forever. She has engaged in countless careers even as a TV-show presenter.

Opray grew up in acute poverty in Mississippi. She has suffered a lot of physical and sexual violence. She discovered her passion when she started working for a radio station after her high school. Today, Opray is a billionaire with a net worth of $2.6 billion as at 2020.

10.    Larry Elison

Elison was born in New York City but was brought up in a middle class family in Chicago. His past was also not good as he was raised by his great aunt and great uncle. There were both successful in their real estate business but lost everything due to depression and this made young Elison suffer. Elison is current the C.E.O of Oracle and a multibillionaire with a net worth of $66.7 billion.

From all this stories, I hope you have seen that your past will only affect you if you let it. let your past go and work hard to build a future you will be proud of. Where you are going is more important so take action now.

Content created and supplied by: dewiseforlife (via Opera News )

Arnold Schwarzenegger Grass To Grace Jim Carrey Mr. Olympia Riches


Load app to read more comments