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3 celebrities who grew up in poverty

Not all leading personalities were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Some had to struggle a lot to make their way up to the top. Here are a few inspiring stories of artists who grew up with nothing but achieved everything!

• The industry is full of examples of actors who started from scratch.
• These people didn’t give up in the face of their problems.
• They broke through their limitations and earned fame in their respective fields of work.

Oprah made it to the big leagues after growing up in a farm

1. Oprah Winfrey, one of the richest media personalities has a net worth of $3.5 billion. The American host had a rocky start compared to most people. She grew up in very rough conditions at a rural farm and endured great loss at a very young age. Despite all challenges, she discovered her path to success through public speaking. The TV mogul now runs the highest-rated talk show and is also an actor, producer, and philanthropist. She is considered by many the most influential woman in the industry.

Leo, the climate change fighter

2. Leonardo DiCaprio, the Oscar-winning actor has a net worth of $260 million. However, things were not the same for the superstar in the beginning. He was born in a low-income family. His mother was a secretary and his father sold comic books. In an interview, he revealed that: “Acting seemed like the only shortcut out of that mess.” DiCaprio’s breakthrough role was in the most celebrated movie ‘Titanic’ in 1997. Since then the 45-year-old has starred in countless award-winning films like ‘The Revenant’.

3. Justin Bieber has accumulated a net worth of $265 million at the age of 26. However, he was a struggling teenager before he made his millions. The Canadian singer was raised by his single mother. “I remember being poor and being teased by other kids” he revealed in an interview. Bieber is now one of the biggest pop stars in the world with a long list of hit singles and best-selling albums.

These rag-to-rich stories prove that with determination and hard work one can turn their life around.

Estefanía Martínez

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