From Nobody To Somebody: Check Out 8 Rich Celebrities Who Came From Poor Homes (Photos)

It's important to know and understand that most of the rich celebrities we see today actually came from poor homes. There is a saying that "it's easier to climb a ladder with an empty stomach than with a filled one". Well, to an extent, that saying might be true. These celebrities have worked extremely hard to move from nobody to somebody.

1. Oprah Winfrey:

Oprah Gail Winfrey is undoubtedly one of America's richest women. However, things weren't always as smooth for the author. The 67-year-old was born into a poor home in rural Mississippi. Being raised by a single mother, Oprah Winfrey admitted that she was molested at a young age. But today, she is worth around $2.5 billion.

2. John Okafor:

As Nigerians, we might not know who Oprah Winfrey is but we know who John Okafor is. The 59-year old might be rich today but he has had his fair share of poverty. He had admitted that growing up, his family was the poorest in their Village. He even said that after the death of his father, their house was brought down by breeze and they became tenants in their village.

3. Leonardo DiCaprio:

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is popularly known to many for his role in the award-winning movie 'Titanic'. However, he might be successful now but he came from a poor home. The 46-year-old actor revealed that he grew up in a violent Los Angeles neighborhood filled with drugs and prostitution.

4. Nicki Minaj:

When it comes to rapping, there's rarely anyone better than Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty AKA Nicki Minaj. However, the 38-year-old singer came from a poor home before working her way to fame. After high school, she had to take on various jobs. And today, she is worth over $100 million.

5. Olamide:

Another Nigerian on this list who came from a poor family is Olamide Gbenga Adedeji. The 32-year-old musician revealed that he had to drop out of school because of money. However, through hard work and determination, he was able to succeed in life.

6. Justin Bieber:

Justin Drew Bieber might be one of the biggest and richest Canadian singers in the world. But things weren't always as easy-going as it is now. The 27-year-old was born into a poor family before his father left him and his mother. However, the music Mogul has now managed to overcome poverty and his music career now looks ever bright.

7. I Go Dye:

Francis Agoda AKA 'I Go Dye' is undoubtedly one of the most successful comedians in Nigeria. However, the 42-year-old comedian has revealed that poverty was what forced him into comedy.

8. Celine Dion:

Céline Marie Claudette Dion is no doubt a music veteran. The 53-year-old Canadian singer was born into a poor family. She was the youngest out of 14 children.

What do you have to say about these celebrities? And which of them do you admire? Leave a comment so I can know what you think. Thanks.

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