18 Celebrities Who *Literally* Went From Rags to Riches

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While it's pretty tough to name what the biggest perk of being a celebrity is, the massive amount of money you make from showcasing and marketing your natural talent has got to be up there. Can you imagine making millions of dollars from working just three months filming a movie? Or earning $50,000 for filming one episode of a TV show?

That's insane, but before reaching this level of success, a lot of celebrities lived a modest lifestyle. In fact, a lot of stars had pretty difficult upbringings and had families that struggled financially.