From hard times to lives of fame

For these historical figures, honchos and headliners, the road to success was rocky. Can you guess who once had nary a penny to their now-celebrated names?

By MSN Money

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Jul 25, 2012 9:55AM
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BING.. YOU SUCK.... YOU MAKE IT HARD TO READ ARTICLES. CURIOUS? IT'S JUST NOT 
Jul 25, 2012 12:42PM
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Wow.  29 people out of billions in poverty.  So what.  Glad they made it.  But it's a one in a zillion shot, and the odds are dropping. 

Jul 25, 2012 12:10PM
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MSN needs to get a life.  All they do anymore instead of giving facts, they make everything into a guessing game, more over on their Popular Pages on MSN.com.  A lot of people I know no longer frequent MSN due to their lack of intelligence.

Jul 25, 2012 1:00PM
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     FROM HARD TIMES TO FAME?  JUSTIN BIEBER HASN'T REACHED PUBERTY YET.  ITS REALLY BEEN ROUGH FOR HIM.
Jul 25, 2012 12:37PM
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This young man should be studying to get an education. Now that he has money to do that.
Jul 25, 2012 11:10PM
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i hate msn's method of fishing for bing hits by trying to get you to click on **** when they make a list of something.
Jul 25, 2012 10:15AM
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ok???? I did click to read a story about Jim Carrey " From Poverty to Fame" then is a story about Abraham Lincoln ????? What tha....................​...???  
Jul 25, 2012 1:26PM
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Justin's trailer park was called Doucheville.
Jul 25, 2012 5:10PM
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Ya how quick they forget where they came from....Don't we all come from poverty ? Not much point in even trying Taxed to death while the boss calls you from his beach house to tell you to work overtime for straight pay? The Greed train is almost up to full speed, get on and crush someone, or live in poverty. Don't write too much about Celine Dion we are all hoping she has retired.
Jul 25, 2012 5:33PM
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I am suprised they didn't mention Tina Turner.
Jul 25, 2012 10:36AM
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Abraham Lincoln was the first person in the article.  Click through the pics and you'll be taken to the story about Jim Carrey.

Aug 22, 2012 5:17PM
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These people either used their thoughts or someone else's to change their circumstances while those of us who are not familiar with the power of thought just whine and complain.   They are good examples of what can be obtained in life simply by changing ones thoughts.
Jul 25, 2012 10:40AM
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Jim Carrey is #23 out of the 29 people the article is about.

Jul 25, 2012 10:56AM
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Abe the Vampire Hunter so you mean to say The South States were Vamps What a shame for a Presidents history ---True Story----Hollywood Go to----
Aug 22, 2012 3:43PM
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Statistically there are 27 countries where it is easier to break out of the class you are born into.Before reagon we were number one .The greatest country in the world that we were after the new deal has been beat up pretty bad but remember before Roosevelt this country was a horror for the working man ,when people get lucky we all used to feel good for them ,but who among you watching house wives of some were or other honestly believes any of todays rich have trully earned it?
Jul 25, 2012 12:36PM
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Please remember these  people did not get to where they are by themselves!  They should have to give between 50 and 75% to the government.
Jul 25, 2012 6:26PM
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**** all these people-the only time I want to hear about a celebrity is when they die!
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