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Five Famous Rags to Riches Stories That Will Inspire You to Chase your Dreams (Part I)

We have listed down real rags to riches stories that will inspire you to pursue your dreams despite many hurdles that will come your way.

Underdog stories always fascinated people for ages as it inspires them to achieve also. There are quite a few rags to riches stories that will motivate you to do good in life and never give up on something you worked hard on. These people who rose from rags to riches are living proof that anybody can achieve their dreams with hard work, dedication, and most importantly perseverance.

1.Ed Sheeran 

Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest names in the music industry but his journey was not an easy oneHe struggled a lot to achieve his dream and proved that nothing is impossible if one has the talent and dedication toward his craft.

Ed Sheeran at the age of 16 dropped out of school and went to the metropolitan area to attend music school and play local gigs. During his struggling days, he used to sleep in the London Underground train stations or outside Buckingham Palace as he had no money to pay rent for a house. Jamie Foxx, the famous American actor, comedian, and singer once saw Sheeran’s performances at a local bar and found it good. Jamie helped Sheeran to achieve his dreams as he saw some potential in him. Foxx managed to get Sheeran a gig at the Apollo Theater in New York. Apollo is a mostly black theater so having white musicians and stand-up comics was not common. Ed Sheeran went to the stage with a ukulele in front of a full crowd and performed his gig after which he got a standing ovation and an encore. After that, there was no looking back for Ed Sheeran and the rest as they say is history. From being a penniless guy to someone with a net worth of $110 million, his story is nothing short of a fairy tale.

  1. Leonardo Dicaprio 

Leanardo Di Caprio is a name that needs no introduction. He is one of the biggest and best actors in Hollywood whose journey to stardom was not a cakewalk. 

Leonardo Di Caprio is an Academy Award Winning actor who gives many critically and successful movies like Titanic, Shutter Island, Wolf of Wall Street, etc, and is a global figure now. He is also a philanthropist who works for the betterment of society and is quite serious about climate change and global warming and educates people about such issues. He was not born into a rich family, rather he was a poor kid who was born and brought up in the outskirts of LA where he experienced poverty, witnessed drug use, and violence at a young age, which now helps him to portray the darker side of humans in his movies. He started his career in supporting roles and today, he is one of the biggest actors in Hollywood.

  1. Celine Dion 

Celine Dion is a famous Canadian singer who got worldwide recognition after singing the song ‘My Heart Will Go On’ in the movie Titanic. She was born into a poor family with 14 children, and she was the youngest.

Celine Dion was born in 1968 in the small town of Charlemagne, Canada. She was the youngest in a family of 14 children and since her childhood days, she saw many hardships in life. During her childhood days, she used to sing along with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. Her parents worked hard to support Dion and her siblings, Celine Dion was aware of her singing talent and recorded her first song at the age of 12 in French and sent it to a recording company where the manager René Angélil got impressed by it. He helped Dion to create her debut album which became a big hit. Celion Dion slowly started becoming famous in the music industry and after singing the theme song to Disney’s hit Beauty and the Beast (1991) which won a Grammy and an Oscar and made Celine Dion famous across the globe and the rest is history.

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