16 Billionaires Who Were Once Dirt Poor. Jacquelyn Smith. Dec. 16, , PM. Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Some of the world's wealthiest people started . 10 billionaires like Oprah Winfrey who grew up poor Still, many of today's billionaires had very humble beginnings. . a net worth of $ billion, but at age 16 he had to take a job at a gas station to support his loved ones. 16 Billionaires Who Were Once Dirt Poor. Your Start doesn't have to be your end.
10+ Billionaires Who Were Once Dirt Poor Here are 16 rags-to-riches stories that remind us through determination, grit, and a bit of luck. Not all billionaires were born with silver spoons in their mouths. Leonardo Del Vecchio, now worth $US billion, grew up in an orphanage. There is no limit to what is possible with hard work and vision.
Billionaires don't always come from moneyed backgrounds. Here are 21 people who started off life poor and went on to become billionaires. Still, many of today's billionaires had very humble beginnings. Growing up poor didn't stop these CEOs, celebrities and business experts from. Some of the world's wealthiest people started out dirt poor. I knew the people on the other side had more resources, more money, happier families. . College dropout Sheldon Adelson grew up sleeping on the floor of a.