These 11 Celebrities Went From Rags To Riches In Real Success Stories.

Looking for some inspiration to turn your life around, and finally start making some progress on your dreams? Well look no further, we’ve got it. Contrary to popular belief, not all celebrities were born into money and fame. A lot of them had to earn their stripes the hard way, and overcome rough childhoods. It’s been said that it takes nearly 10,000 hours of practice to master any craft. These celebrities definitely put the work in. Remember people: If never try to make your dreams happen, then they’ll never happen for you.

1.) Celine Dion

Growing up, Celine Dion had a hard life. Before she was a Grammy award winning singer, Dion grew up as one of 14 children in her French-Canadian Family. Her parents both struggled to provide for the family when she was young. She’s come a long way since then. Dion is now a five time Grammy winner with an estimated net worth of $400 million. Not bad.

2.) Jim Carrey

The lovable, amazing Jim Carry grew up dirt poor. During his childhood, the whole family lived out of VW camper parked right outside the factory where his parents worked. Before getting his big break Carry jumped around from low-paying job to low-paying job. He even struggled with homelessness for a time.

3.) Leonardo DiCaprio

When Leonardo DiCaprio moved out to Hollywood to pursue his dreams, the city did not necessarily embrace him. Before his big break he fell in poverty with some shady characters and even criminals. It seems like it was worth it for Leo though, his net worth is estimated to be around $200 million.

4.) Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg grew up in tough South Boston. After he dropped out of school at age 14, teenage Wahlberg pursued a life of petty crime and drugs. He got a big wake up call after serving time for assault, and decided to turn his life around. By all accounts he’s been pretty successful at this with an estimated net worth of $165 million.

5.) JK Rowling

Before becoming the international best selling author of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling was a struggling single mother. Life was tough for her living off of government welfare, but she stuck to it and even managed to find the time to write. The result? She’s estimated to have a net worth of $1 billion. JK Rowling is literally the definition of a rags to riches story.

6.) Oprah Winfrey

With a current net worth estimated to be $2.7 billion, Oprah is in her own category of success. She grew up in poverty on a small farm in Mississippi living with her grandmother and single mother. Oprah was also sexually assaulted by a relative when she was 9 years old. Despite the hardships of her situation she persevered and went on to become the modern day media mogul and celebrity.

7.) Arnold Schwarzenegger

Before he was the Governator and action movie superstar, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a poor immigrant from Austria. He begged and borrowed to get enough money to start his first business Pumping Bricks, which he used to finance his body building career. …and we all know how that turned out for him.

8.) Jay-Z

The rapper-turned-diversified-entrepreneur began life in the Marcy Housing Project in Brooklyn. As a teen, Jay-Z got involved in crime, but turned it around to become one of the richest, most successful celebrities in the world.

9.) Sean “Diddy” Combs

If you’re not directly familiar with Sean Combs, you definitely know his reputation. This man is a true music mogul, but he didn’t start out that way. He had a tough childhood growing up in the projects in Harlem. Combs’ father was killed in a drug related shooting. Instead of letting all that get him down, Combs persevered and now owns his own successful record label.

10.) Halle Berry

Halle Berry was raised by a single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, and like many others on this list, had a hard life. Before getting her big break, she spent time in and out of homeless shelters in New York City.

11.) Tom Cruise

The “Top Gun” star didn’t have an easy start in life as the son of an abusive father living in upstate New York. Nowadays Tom Cruise and his movies are household names. Not only that, but he has a net worth of around $270 million. H/T: Elite Daily Well, I’m inspired. Let’s go start making our dreams come true. But before you do, make sure to share this post on Facebook by clicking below.

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‘EPIC!’ Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar ‘torture’ Jason Hervey [pic]

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Oh my. D.J. Tanner vs. Winnie Cooper! Twitchy favorite Candace Cameron Bure, who played DJ Tanner on “Full House,” is on the cast of the new season of “Dancing with the Stars.” And so is Danica McKellar, who played the much-loved Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years.”

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We are excited too! “The Wonder Years” actor Jason Hervey is excited as well … yet tortured. Why?

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Well, the ladies have a fix to end the torture, Jason.

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Nice!

This Twitter user is trying to figure out who will win:

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You’d win the prize for remembering weird sitcom factoids, sir!

One thing is clear: ABC is the big winner here. A DJ Tanner vs. Winnie Cooper face-off is drawing in potential viewers.

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Indeed.

But what about Jason Hervey’s brother on “The Wonder Years”? What is Fred Savage thinking?

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Ha!

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‘Ugh’: Andy Levy unhappy with Chris Martin/ Jennifer Lawrence coupling

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The entertainment world was shaken when Coldplay singer Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow mutually decided to “consciously uncouple.” News that Martin is now dating actress Jennifer Lawrence has “Red Eye” ombudsman Andy Levy saying “ugh.”

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Let’s all keep cool heads and monitor the situation.

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Here’s How 27 Famous People Aged Over The Years. Number 6…What Happened There?!

We all age and even though most of us don’t like to admit it, we don’t age very well. That is even more true for some of these celebrities below, most of whom look like they’ve been cast as extras in a Zombie flick (apart from Johnny Depp and Peter Frampton, who apparently bathe in the fountain of youth every day).

Check out how these 27 celebrities have changed through out the years:

Mark Hamill

Mickey Rourke

Johnny Depp

Pamela Anderson

Geena Davis

Axl Rose

Jim Carrey

Barbra Streisand

Carrie Fisher

Pierce Brosnan

Lisa Robin Kelly

Hugh Hefner

Goldie Hawn

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Lindsay Lohan

Mike Tyson

Peter Frampton

Clint Eastwood

Simon & Garfunkel

Eddie Van Halen

Mel Gibson

Gary Busey

Wayne Newton

Dolly Parton

Madonna

Boy George

Billy Idol

Clearly some of these pictures weren’t taken at ideal moments, but even so, it begs the question: How the heck are they going to use Hamill and Fisher in the new Star Wars movie?

We’ll soon find out.

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You Love These 18 Celebrities, But Here’s Something You Didn’t Know About Them. It’s Awesome.

Celebrities can get a pretty bad rap for being selfish, indulgent and completely indifferent to people that aren’t like them. However, that’s massively untrue in many cases. They’re people, just like everyone else. Some are bad… and some are good. These celebrities may not be well-known for their generosity, but that’s because they aren’t bragging about it. They’re famous Good Samaritans and, when you learn what they have done, they’ll make you feel a whole lot better about the world, in general. You might not realize how some of these people have positively impacted the world around them. It’s amazing.

1,) Keanu Reeves

2.) Johnny Depp

3.) LeBron James

4.) Tupac Shakur

5.) Dave Chappelle

6.) Dave Grohl

7.) Daniel Radcliffe

8.) Emma Watson

9.) J.K. Rowling

10.) John Cena

11.) Jon Bon Jovi

12.) Mila Kunis

13.) Marilyn Manson

14.) Tom Hanks

15.) George Takei

16.) Russell Brand

17.) Tom Cruise

18.) Zach Galifianakis

Don’t let the state of the world get you down. No matter what is happening around the globe, there will always be good people. Maybe they’re famous and maybe they’re not. What matters is that they exist. Share this uplifting story by clicking below. Restore someone’s faith in humanity.

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‘Why is Harry Connick Jr. so orange?’ ‘Idol’ judge responds to the buzz [pics]

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Harry Connick Jr. has been a welcome addition to the new season of “American Idol.”

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Don’t get us wrong — he looks great. The ladies have spoken:

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But Twitter has been buzzing about what looks like bad makeup or a little too much self-tanner.

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Oompa Loompa? That gives the “American Idol” judge an idea:

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Heh. Don’t worry, Harry. You’re not that orange.

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Related:

Harry Connick, Jr. could be one tough #AmericanIdol judge

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These 10 Extremely Famous And Successful People Were Once Harshly Rejected. Here Are The Letters.

It is said that the road to success is paved with failure. That notion is completely true. Most people who are “successful” have faced failure time and again. However, no matter how many times they failed, those people just kept trying until they got it right. That’s the difference between someone who succeeds and someone who doesn’t. Failures will happen. You just have to know to keep trying. When these (soon to be) famous people received rejection letters, they didn’t let it get them down. Or if they did, they just used it to fuel their motivation… because they proved everyone wrong.

1.) U2: Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr., and Adam Clayton formed their U2 in 1976 when they were just teens. In 1979, they submitted their first single to London-based RSO Records, who rejected them saying the music was “not suitable for us at present.” Within a year, U2 had signed with Island Records and released their first international single, “11 O’Clock Tick Tock.”

2.) Andy Warhol: In 1956, Andy Warhol attempted to donate his work to the Museum of Modern Art. On October 18th the artist received a letter rejecting the work “which you so generously offered as a gift to the Museum.” (Today, MoMA owns 168 of Warhol’s pieces.)

3.) Sylvia Plath: Howard Moss is The New Yorker editor that rejected Sylvia Plath’s Amnesiac. Although, he did admit that perhaps he was being “dense.”

4.) Madonna: This rejection letter sent to Madonna’s team most likely took place before she signed with Sire Records in 1982, a year before she released her first, self-titled album. That album sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Even though she was not “ready yet.”

5.) Kurt Vonnegut: Later an award-winning novelist, Kurt Vonnegut was often rejected. In 1949, he received a letter from Edward Weeks, editor of The Atlantic Monthly, who said his samples “have drawn commendation although neither one is quite compelling enough for final acceptance.” A framed copy of the letter hangs in Indianapolis’ Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

6.) Tim Burton: In 1976, while still a high-schooler, he sent a copy of his children’s book, The Giant Zlig, to Walt Disney Productions for publication consideration. It was rejected, but a few years later, the company brought Burton on as an animator’s apprentice.

7.) Gertrude Stein: This poet’s prose was too dense for Arthur C. Fifield to even bother reading the full manuscript for The Making of Americans, which he declined in 1912.

8.) Jim Lee: Today, Jim Lee is an artist, a writer, and the co-publisher of DC Comics. In the mid-1980s, he was struggling to find his place in the industry, and was even rejected by Marvel.

9.) Stieg Larsson: This rejection to his application to journalism school in Stockholm at the Joint Committee of Colleges of Journalism was discussed by publisher Christopher MacLehose, who said, “This is a letter saying ‘you are not good enough to be a journalist’ to a man who went on to create a supremely creative, crusading magazine which fought against the worsening tide of extreme right thinking and activity in Sweden.”

10.) Hunter S. Thompson: Technically, HST wrote this rejection letter to William McKeen, author of a 1991 biography of Thompson (he wasn’t a fan). Thompson sent McKeen a handwritten review of the book (which William then framed).

If failure ever slaps you across the face, take a page out of Madonna or U2’s book. Don’t give up. Not everyone will like what you do, but eventually, you will find a way. Source: Mental Floss Even celebrities know rejection. Share these letters with others by clicking below.

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