Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

Wealth tends to breed more wealth. A prosperous upbringing is not the only way to climb the ladder of success. Some success stories come in front of us in which people have reached from very low level to great heights and some are born rich because our relationship with our parents affects our future. Although, the rich do get richer but these rags-to-riches stories show that with firm determination, grit, and a little luck, anyone can overcome adversity and achieve extraordinary success in life.

Success stories from humble background

To achieve great heights in life, you don’t need to have a silver spoon to eat— though it certainly helps. Some people rose from poverty to push by adopting a winning attitude and putting in years of blood, sweat, and tears like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ed Sheeran and Johnny Lever. Growing up in poverty did not prevent these people to become celebrities or business experts and reaching the pinnacle of success. Here are some legends :

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

MS Dhoni - Former Indian Captain of Indian Cricket Team
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Former Indian captain and the renowned wicketkeeper MSD didn’t had the luxurious lifestyle in his early days. The right-handed ferocious batsman also known as captain cool was born in Ranchi and had a decent lower middle class lifestyle. His father was a pump operator who didn’t support Dhoni in his cricket career. He wanted his son to get a government job. To keep his father’s dream, Dhoni also worked in the railways as a TC .But the zeal to achieve heights in the cricket world was still budding inside him. The world knew his name after he won the T20 world cup for the first time for India.

Rags to Riches is defined by the legend himself.

His Net worth - $113 Million.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, this name is now one of the biggest name in music, but he began as a struggling artist in London’s thriving music scene. Sheeran dropped out of school at the age of 16 when he relocated himself to the metropolitan area to attend music school and perform in local venues. The singer frequently slept in London’s Underground train stations and even on the top of heating vents outside The Buckingham Palace.

While performing at a local homeless shelter, he met Angel, a crack dealer prostitute. Sheeran caught this up and wrote a song dedicating her story “The A Team” was the song. This song was a banger and it went viral  making one of Sheeran’s first chart-topping singles, catapulting him into the limelight.

He has a net worth of $111 Million.

Johnny Lever

Jhonny Lever - a bollywood actor specially for comedy
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Johnny was born on Aug 14th ,1956 in a Tamil-Christ family Andhra Pradesh. He spent his early days in extreme poverty as his father was just an operator in Hindustan Unilever plant. Being the eldest child in the family ; He sensed his responsibilities to uplift the living conditions of the family and worked as a labour in the same plant  where his father worked. He dropped school when he was just in standard seventh because of the financial crises in his family. Asia’s largest slum was the shelter to him and his family consisting of young sisters and brothers. He ran errands for people for a few cents. Even he sold pens on the streets of Bombay by mimicking renowned Bolly stars.

He performed standup comedy shows in the functions of Hindustan Unilever. The senior officers noticed his talent and helped him climb the golden ladder. And the rest his history.

Johnny is the perfect example of “Play Hard or Go Home”

His net worth is - $30 Million

Success stories from privileged family

Many celebrities have relatable rags-to-riches stories, but others were born rich. Some of these celebrities have had wealth in their families for generations or were raised by extremely high class wealthy parents like Akassh Ambani, Sonam Kapoor and Tallor Swift. Some people climbed the golden stairs to become billionaires through inheritance. No doubt their fortune came from their family but   these celebrities have used their talents to carve their own path to riches.

Akash Ambani

Akash ambani -India's successful man Mukesh Ambani's son
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Ambani family are the pride of indian economy and one of the richest people on this planet.

Akash Ambani is the grandson of Dhirubhai ambani who laid the foundation of Reliance in India. Akash is now following the footsteps of his father Mr Mukesh Ambani ; The business tycoon of India .He took his  responsibility to uplift the company’s grandeur from the front.  Akash Ambani graduated in economics from Brown University Providence, Rhode Island. Later on in 2014 he made it to the Board of Directors in his family’s company. 

Successful Successor of the Ambani’s he is the  COS at Jio. He made a telecommunication network into a brand itself; Now Jio has its phone,mart,store and even a consultancy service station. Jio gave a huge break to the international market,when it introduced unlimited data for the first time in Indian telecom history.

Akash Ambani’s net worth is $40.1 Billion

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Scott Swift, is the founder of The Swift Group
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 Scott Swift, ( father of Taylor) is the founder of The Swift Group, a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Group.

Swift has been a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management financial advisor for more than 40 years, according to his firm’s website. Taylor turned 30 in December 2019, implying that her father has held this prestigious position her entire life.

For her part, the “Shake It Off” singer has five No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts and a whopping 25 Top 10 hits. According to Billboard, her Reputation Stadium Tour set a new record for the highest-grossing U.S. tour in 2018, grossing $266.1 million.

Net worth - $401 Million

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam kapoor - Indain bollywood Actress
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From the descendants of the royal Kapoor family. Sonam was born in Mumbai and her father is Mr Anil Kapoor, a famous movie star and a movie  producer. Sonam’s grandfather laid the stone of their family’s production house which is named as  Anil Kapoor Films Company. Sunita Kapoor which is the mother of Sonam Kapoor, is a former fashion model and a fashion designer.  Arya Vidya Mandir was the primary school of Sonam, from the very beginning she was mischievous rich  carefree lad. She later on moved to Singapore to pursue her arts and theatre at the United World College of South East Asia  where she studied theatre and arts.

The actress is well-known for her role as Zoya in “Raanjhanaa” movie.

Her net worth - $20 Million