These Celebrities Went From Rags To Riches

While pursuing a career in the entertainment industry may sound like a dream, the journey to stardom is anything but a cakewalk. There will be challenges along the way, each one possessing varying degrees of difficulty. Even so, that doesn’t mean we should just stop on our journey right then and there. It didn’t stop many of our favorite stars from achieving greatness, after all.

Now with that said, let’s take a look at these celebrities who pushed through the difficulties and challenges that came their way.

J. K. Rowling – $1 Billion

British screenwriter and author J.K. Rowling has since garnered worldwide acclaim thanks to her Harry Potter books. Along with selling more than 500 million copies since its release, the seven-book fantasy series was also adapted into eight just-as-beloved movies. Before her rise to fame, however, Rowling’s life was filled with struggles. To her credit, though, the author persevered and emerged victorious. Besides being a proud recipient of multiple accolades, Rowling now has a net worth of $1 billion.

Leonardo DiCaprio – $260 Million

Known for his unconventional roles, Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in commercially successful films such as Titanic, The Revenant, and The Wolf of Wall Street. With a string of big-hit movies, most people are not aware of the hardships and challenges he went through. At a very young age, DiCaprio saw bad things around him, but he never wanted to settle for that kind of life. As a result, he worked his way up to success. Today, thanks to the investments he’s made along the way, DiCaprio has become one of the most influential actors in the world. Plus, he has since accumulated a net worth of $260 million.

Oprah Winfrey – $3.5 Billion

Oprah Winfrey is widely known to a considerable degree for hosting her internationally popular program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, from 1986 to 2011, for 25 seasons. The billionaire philanthropist also launched her own television network, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). However, her humble beginnings are no secret to everybody. Growing up, she lived from one home to another, facing challenges and difficulties along the way. Eventually, she moved in with her father, who instilled a strict business sense in her. Thanks to that, Winfrey is now one of the most successful and inspiring personalities in the world, with a media empire that’s increased her net worth to $3.5 billion.

Tom Cruise – $600 Million

By far, Tom Cruise is one of the best actors in the world, well-known for his acting credit in films such as Top Gun and Mission Impossible, among many others. What many don’t know, though, is that Cruise had experienced many struggles and challenges before his rise to stardom. Despite going through quite a rocky childhood, Cruise kept his hopes up. Beginning his career at 18 years old, the at-the-time aspiring actor’s first stints were for minor roles in films and movies. Since then, it sure looks like all his hard work finally paid off. Today, he’s one of the richest actors around, with a net worth of $600 million.

Demi Moore – $200 Million

Demi Moore is often known for her performances in the films of the 1980s such as Ghost, A Few Good Men, and Disclosure. However, her life before the entertainment industry was anything but easy-going. By the time she was 16, though, Moore finally decided to take a new path in life and pursued a career in modeling. One year later, the actress enrolled in drama classes to build her acting skills. Then, by 1986, the culmination of her persistence paid off. She garnered a skyrocketing degree of praise and recognition for her performance in that year’s film About Last Night. At present, Moore has a net worth of $200 million.