These Famous Billionaires Have Humble Origin Stories

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When you think of the world's richest people, you might see their houses and cars and assume they’ve always lived like kings. In some cases, they inherited the money and have never known hardship, but that’s often not the case.

In fact, some of the most well-known billionaires had it pretty rough when they were young and started as adults with nothing. They relied on passion, work ethic and perseverance to get them where they are today. Check out these 30 billionaires who rose from humble beginnings to build their own billion-dollar empires.