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Hollywood's Best Cinderella Stories

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4. Jay Z

With a current net worth of around $600 million, this rapper turned mogul had nowhere to go but up from the beginning.

"We were living in a tough situation, but my mother managed; she juggled," he told Vanity Fair in 2013. "Sometimes we'd pay the light bill, sometimes we paid the phone, sometimes the gas went off. We weren't starving-we were eating, we were okay. But it was things like you didn't want to be embarrassed when you went to school; you didn't want to have dirty sneakers or wear the same clothes over again. And crack was everywhere - it was inescapable."