15 Billionaires Who Come From Nothing – Literally Dirt Poor – Check The List
15 Billionaires Who Were Once Dirt Poor compiled by Business Insider includes Oprah, Howard Shultz, Ralph Lauren and others. Check their short stories and grab some New Year inspiration to get off on the right foot! Oracle’s Larry Ellison dropped out of college after his adoptive mother died and held odd jobs for 8 years.
Net worth: $41 billion (as of Sept. 2013)
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to a single mother, Ellison was raised by his aunt and uncle in Chicago. After his aunt died, Ellison dropped out of college and moved to California to work odd jobs for the next eight years. He founded software development company Oracle in 1977, which is now one of the largest technology companies in the world. via businesssinsider.com
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