16 Billionaires Who Grew Up Poor

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Written by Keren Mikva

It’s not easy to make something of yourself when you come from very little. It has been proven time and again that opportunities for education and other experiences as a child have a profound effect on your adult life and how successful you hope to become. However, there are those who have managed to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, and we’re talking way, way up, without a silver spoon. Check out a sampling of billionaires who grew up poor.

Sources: businessweek.com, forbes.com, successstories.co.in, businessinsider.com