Some of the richest people in the world were born into their wealth. But many of them started with nothing, and through hard work, talent, grit, and a bit of luck, managed to rise to the very top. Take these 9 stories of these six entrepreneurs that remind us it’s possible to overcome just about anything, from parents passing away, to extreme poverty, and more.
#1. Arianna Huffington – 36 publishers
One of the most recognizable names in online publications was once rejected by three dozen major publishers. Huffington’s second book, which she tried to publish long before she created the now ubiquitously recognizable Huffington Post empire. It was rejected 36 times before was eventually accepted for publication.
Even Huffington Post itself wasn’t a success right away. In fact, when it launched, there were dozens of highly negative reviews about its quality and its potential. Obviously, Huffington overcame those initial bouts of failure and has cemented her name as one of the most success stories outlets on the web. Source