Many Hollywood celebrities grew up in poor families. Very few stars grew up in rich families and had the material support of their parents. In many cases, celebrities started at the bottom and built their careers through talent and a bit of luck.
Let’s see who are celebrities who grew up in poor families.
Oprah Winfrey is a good example when it comes to poor people who ended up being famous. Oprah Winfrey was born in a dirt poor family in Mississippi but she is now one of the richest and most influential women in the world.
Celine Dion was the 14th child of a family of peasants. They were so poor that they fought with each other for food.
Today, Jay-Z is the leader of a real financial empire, but he grew up in a family where even bread was a luxury item. Ever since he was a little kid he got used to violence and lack of money, but through ambition he managed to became one of the richest men in the world.
Shania Twain had a childhood marked by domestic violence and poverty. She grew up in a wrecked house and when she was 13 she “moved” to a homeless shelter.
Famous actress Sophia Loren had it bad when she was a kid. Allergic to milk, Sophia was skin and bone and her mother thought to abandon her because she couldn’t feed her.