There’s no need to worry if you don’t have a lot of money. As long as you have the intellect, an incredible passion, unshakable drive, and some luck, you can also be among the wealthy elite. It won’t be easy, but the people in the list below prove that you don’t need to come from money to make tons of it. These rags-to-riches stories will inspire you and serve as a reminder that anything is possible if you work hard enough.
1.) Sara Blakely – Spanx
2.) Howard Schultz – Starbucks
3.) J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter
4.) Carl Lindner, Jr. – United Dairy Farmers
5.) Bert Jacobs – Life Is Good
6.) Catherine L. Hughes – Radio One
7.) George Soros – Soros Fund Management
8.) John Paul DeJoria – Paul Mitchell
9.) Oprah – OWN
10.) David Murdock – Dole Foods
11.) Jan Koum – WhatsApp
12.) Ralph Lauren – Ralph Lauren Corporation
These stories are great, but I was hoping at least one of them stumbled upon a tree that grew money. I guess that just means there will be more bills left on the branches for me to pick when I come across it.