There are few things as inspiring as a good rags to riches story. The celebrity world is filled with them, from musicians to actors to inventors, innovators and business moguls. It’s presumed that the people on this list might have never enjoyed riches, if they hadn’t endure the rags, so here they are: 10 popular celebrity rags to riches stories.
10. Shania Twain
From cold, Canadian winters to hot album sales and five Grammy Awards, Shania Twain got her education from the school of hard knocks, before she made good on the financial front. The Canadian-born beauty was the baby of five kids, who grew up in a family that couldn’t always afford to keep food in their mouths. The family certainly never starved, but there were times when Shania went without lunch at school–moments she still recounts as quite embarrassing. While she was young, she picked up a job at McDonald’s, and sang in bars and clubs for a little cash to help the family, but she eventually went on to win five Grammy Awards.