Celebrities, who grew up in poverty

Everything's possible! This is shown by the history of our heroes, who incredibly prospered without the help of parents, sponsors or even the best of luck in the lottery.

Celebrities, who grew up in poverty

Oprah Winfrey

TV presenter, state ~ $ 3 billion

Celebrities, who grew up in poverty

The first black woman in history to become a billionaire, was born in the family maid and hairdresser, but parents rarely saw Oprah. The first six years of life starlet spent with my grandmother in the village. With it, Winfrey learned to read, to study the Bible, but the punishment for the slightest offense served the rod ... In 13 years, Oprah became pregnant and despair drank detergent. As awful as it sounds, but Oprah was relieved when the baby died after birth. After birth, Oprah ran away from home to his father, and he did everything to daughter went to college and got to her feet. Oprah career in television began in 1983, when she highlighted the possession seedy half-hour morning program AM Chicago, which Winfrey in less than a month rose to first place in the ranking of the Chicago talk show. Two years later, Oprah producers trusted his own show, which airs already at the federal level. The transfer lasted 25 years and has gained cult status.

Roman Abramovich

Entrepreneur state ~ $ 9 billion

Celebrities, who grew up in poverty

When Roman Abramovich was one year old, he lost his mother, and three years later was killed and his father. 10 years Roman grew up in a family of his paternal uncle in Ukhta, and then moved to another uncle in Moscow, where he graduated from high school. Accurate information about the oligarch's higher education there, but it is known that as a young man Abramovich founded a small production of plastic toys, which are implemented at the famous Moscow market in the Luzhniki Stadium. In the same way, once I moonlighted and Anita Tsoi, but failed to save on an oil rig, unlike Abramovich.

JK Rowling

The writer, a state ~ $ 1 billion

Celebrities, who grew up in poverty

While Rowling's father worked as an engineer at Rolls-Royce factory, the family bathed in luxury. Rowling's parents and his two daughters lived in a village in Gloucestershire. The relationship with the father of girls did not develop, and his mother was seriously ill. "I was not particularly happy. I think this is a terrible time of life "- so says a writer of his youth. In 1992, Rowling married a Portuguese journalist Jorge Arantes, who ... filed for divorce after the birth of her daughter. Solar Portugal, where the writer fled from their domestic problems, no longer warmed Rowling, and she and the baby returned home. Joan settled in Scotland in the family's younger sister, and continued to write stories about the boy wizard. Ready novel about Harry Potter is not immediately evaluated: number of publishers rejected Rowling and Bloomsbury, who still bought the manuscript, insisted that Rowling used instead of the full name initials - so created the illusion that the author - a man and a book to buy the best. But we all know that in the end became a popular writer in his name, became rich, married again - and successfully! - and thanks to the magic of history presented to lucky ticket multitude of actors from the film adaptations of his books.

Ralph Lauren

Fashion, state ~ $ 6 billion

Celebrities, who grew up in poverty

Ralph Lifshitz was born in a Jewish family house painter and a housewife (by the way, emigrants from the Russian Empire). The family huddled in a studio apartment in the Bronx - a famous New York "poor area" where Woody Allen grew, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Lea Michele, well, among the neighbors was Ralph Lauren Calvin Klein. Despite the sobering reality Lauren dreamed of a beautiful life, and wanted to be a millionaire. Ralph has been the main passion of the aristocratic clothes, and after the army, he began to work the seller in the boutique Brooks Brothers, and then moved to Rivetz & Co company, which was engaged in the creation of ties. Soon he Lauren (name changed the fashion right after school) opened a small workshop Necktie, orders from department stores that make the city. Orders grew more revenues allowed to open his own shop with high-grade male and female collections. A boy from a poor migrant family counted some of his dream - a millionaire instead he became a billionaire. Today, Ralph Lauren - in the list of 200 richest people in the world.

Guy Laliberte

The founder of Cirque du Soleil shows, condition of ~ $ 1, 5 billion

Celebrities, who grew up in poverty

In 18 years, Guy left his home in Canada, flew over the ocean and went wandering around Europe as a street acrobat. The guy playing the accordion, walked on stilts and swallowing fire - how many of these artists have you seen on the streets of any tourist town! But not every one of them is waiting for a billion. Of course, Guy was not in a hopeless situation. When it seemed that the adventure was delayed, he quietly returned home to continue their education and to build a career, but fate would have it ... to Laliberte overcame his way to success is not in a business suit, and on stilts. Did you miss the circus show, Guy joined the troupe of acrobats, where "podnachil 'leaders to organize festival of circus art. Guy was able to "knock out" funding from the Province of Quebec, and the money began to form the famous "Cirque du Soleil".

Jan Koum

Co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp messenger, state ~ $ 7, 5 billion

Celebrities, who grew up in poverty

Jan Koum was born and raised in Kiev, and at age 16 with his mother and grandmother emigrated to California, where he lived on gosposobii and moonlighting as a janitor at the supermarket. When Kuma mother was diagnosed with cancer and she could not continue to work as a nanny, the family began to survive on disability benefits.

Ian taught himself programming, I went to university and started working in Yahoo, where he built a serious career. In 2009, after the purchase of its first iPhone Kum hit on the idea of ​​creating a new convenient messenger and found support in his friend's face émigré Alex Fishman, a colleague at Yahoo Brian Acton has helped with the development. Offering a growing number of developers among friends to join the project, Qom claimed: "SMS" lock "users in the country, they will go into the past, as well as a fax."

Two years later WhatsApp has become one of the most popular apps in the US App Store, and in 2014 bought the business ... Facebook for $ 19 billion.

Francois Pinault

Entrepreneur and philanthropist, state ~ $ 9 billion

Celebrities, who grew up in poverty

80-year-old French entrepreneur-in-law of actress-beauty Salma Hayek, grew up in the family timber merchant. Things were not going his father, and the young François teased at school - and because of poverty and because of failures in their studies. In 16 years, Pinot still left school and tried to make, but ultimately fatal was his marriage with the daughter of one of his father's suppliers. Father-in-law helped organize an enterprising company for timber, which later Pino could very profitably sell. Their capital Pinot built a successful investment, and games on the exchange. it is now owned by the auction house Christie's, winery Château Latour in Bordeaux, the ski resorts of Vail Resorts in Colorado, the Marigny Theater in Paris and the football club "Rennes".