07/26/2013 10:04 am ET | Updated Jul 27, 2013

9 Celebrities Who Were Born Poor


They may appear to have it all now, but it wasn't always a gilded existence for these nine celebrities who've revealed that they grew up poor. Check out these truly inspiring rags-to-riches stories in our slideshow below, from a country star who says she had to go to school hungry to a business mogul who grew up peddling drugs in his New York neighborhood.

Rags-To-Riches Celebrities

CORRECTION: Shania Twain grew up in Timmins, Ontario, and not in Windsor as previously written. The text has been amended to reflect that.

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