Famous Self-Made Millionaires
The American Dream is the notion that, with hard work, any individual can emerge from poor circumstances to a life of wealth and security. Despite the economic ups and downs of modern times, the notion of lifting one's self up is still ingrained in our mindset. Some of our most famous celebrities are, in fact, people who came from nothing. Talent, hard work, and good fortune aligned to make these individuals successful business leaders, actors, athletes and more.
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profile name: Steve Jobs profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Inventor
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profile name: Thomas Edison profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Inventor
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profile name: Coco Chanel profile occupation: Fashion Designer
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profile name: Madonna profile occupation: Film Actress, Singer
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profile name: Henry Ford profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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