10 Influential People with Rags to Riches Stories

Their names are familiar because they have been in the news. In fact, their life story is as interesting as their names. Who are they?

These are the top 10 influential people with rags to riches stories, and their stories are real:


Walt Disney

Walt Disney poses for a portrait circa 1955 in L.A, California. (Photo by Earl Theisen/Getty Images)

  1. Walt Disney

Without Walt Disney, where will our childhood be? Raised on a farm, he struggled to get a job, often drawing up pictures for his neighbors so he can earn some money. He was jobless for a couple of years until landing an advertising job, and later on, animating his cartoons.

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