Life can be difficult, and it's easy to imagine that superstars have always had it easy, yet few celebrities started from the bottom. Here's a list of 9 famous people who grew up in poverty.
1. SARAH JESSICA PARKER.
2. Oprah Winfrey.
When it comes to underprivileged people who become famous and wealthy, Oprah Winfrey is a good example. Winfrey was born in Mississippi to young unwed parents and reared by her grandmother until she was six years old, making her the queen of daytime talk programs. Oprah's mother worked as a maid and relied on charity to maintain her family, but the worst part is that she was sexually abused as a child.
3. TOM CRUISE.
Tom was just a Catholic kid living in New York City with pennies to his name, long before he was hopping on Oprah's sofa and shaking margaritas in a Cocktail. According to sources, Tom and his family weren't simply poor; they lived in abject poverty. While Tom's tale is heartwarming, it also demonstrates that you don't have to come from a wealthy family to succeed.
4. NICKI MINAJ.
The majority of people are unaware that Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian immigrant. Nicki immigrated to the United States with her mother when she was five years old and settled in a low-income neighborhood in Queens, New York.
In Brooklyn's drug-infested Marcy Projects, the young rapper was raised by his mother, Gloria Carter, who peddled drugs and toyed with gun violence. He's become one of the wealthiest men in the entertainment industry, as well as another music entrepreneur who rose from the bottom to the top, thanks to his ambition and talent.
6. JUSTIN BEIBER.
Bieber grew up impoverished since his parents had him while they were still drug-addicted teenagers, and then his father abandoned him after Justin was born. He and his mother, Pattie Mallette, had to sleep on a pull-out couch and eat macaroni and cheese because they lived in a rat-infested house with an empty fridge.
7. MARIA CAREY.
Mariah Carey was raised in poverty in one of Long Island's toughest neighborhoods. She made her own "fun" by poisoning her dog and setting fire to her parents' car because she didn't have any toys or other entertaining things to do. She later relocated to New York City to pursue her dreams. Furthermore, she was introduced to the world after meeting a Columbia Records executive by chance at a party.
8. MISSY ELLIOT.
On VH1, she revealed her past, which included living in poverty and being sexually molested by a relative, as well as seeing domestic violence between her parents. There were mice present, as well as a lack of running water.
9. P. DIDDY.
Diddy grew up in a public housing complex in Harlem, New York, despite his lavish parties, business acumen, and mic abilities.
Despite their humble beginnings, these people became well-known superstars thanks to their hard work, perseverance, and faith in God. Never, ever give up.
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