“Rags to riches” is a very commonly known phrase used to those who were in a difficult life once but have become famous and rich. Here, we are going to see some of the most popular people of the world who were once in poverty or a very hard life. What I want to share with you here is that many great people of the world were once very weak and they have become great because of their determination, hard work and will power. When I think of this, I believe the world is a great place to live because any person can become great and powerful no matter how weak or poor he was in his past.
This is a great inspiration for all of us and I think that you should never give up your dreams for nothing because all it takes to be successful is will, determination and hard work. To make you even better, I’ll share with you some of the greatest people of our time like Bill Clinton, Tom Cruise, and Oprah etc. For a bigger list of such people, you might want to see the Wikipedia page on Nouveau Riche. In fact, I do believe that people who had a rough life in childhood is tougher and can challenge tougher problems. Now, talking about Nouveau Riche which means “new rich” in French, we see some of the richest people of the 1990s. The Nouveau Riche as listed in the CNN site has the list of the richest people of the world in the year 1991.
Now, if you see these people and their early life history, you will know that most of them had a rough early life which makes them strong and tough. They have a strong determination and will power that enables them to overcome the biggest hurdles of all time. Now, aren’t you inspired by them? It’s not about having a rough life that’s important. It’s about their strong feeling of determination, will power and hard work which they developed in their early life. But you can also develop that spirit if you try it today and never give up for anything. Be a strong, highly determined person and work hard and you will be like them some day.