There are plenty of people in this world who are Born in miserable conditions. They have to face multiple odds to get through life. However, it is their undying spirit to conquer that world that drives them forward. Their desire to create a better world for themselves, and for others has made them famous and successful today.
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow up to be.”
Who are these people? Let’s take a look at successful people who went from rags to riches:
1. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Known as the “Missile Man Of India”, Dr.Abdul Kalam was born in a Tamil Family to a boat owner. He sold newspapers after school to financially support his family. However, he was hard-working and dedicated towards his education. He went on to become the 11th President of India and won various awards like the Padma Bhushan and the Bharat Ratna.
2. Dhirubhai Ambani
The mastermind behind Reliance Industries, Dhirubhai Ambani wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He lived in frugal conditions and took up various jobs to reach great heights. Reliance is listed in the world’s top 500 industries.
3. Kailash Katkar
The founder of Quick Heal Technologies was a high school dropout. He was born in a village in Maharashtra and has to quit his education because of family circumstances. He worked at a radio and calculator repair shop initially and later opened his own shop. He learned more about computers and after facing a lot of struggle founded Quick Heal Technologies which has over 17 million customers today.
4. Narayana Murthy
The father of the IT industry, Narayan Murthy, was born and brought up in a rather poor family. His father was a teacher and mother a housemaker. He was a bright student and managed study at IIT without any coaching classes. He founded Infosys with five other people and funds from his wife.
5. Patricia Narayan
The founder of Sandeepha chain of restaurants, Patricia Narayan battled several odds. She had a failed marriage, two children to take care of, and started her career with selling food from a mobile cart. Today, she owns 14 restaurants and earns up to 2 lakhs a day.
6. Jyothi Reddy
Jyothi Reddy, the CEO of KEYSS, had a rough childhood. Due to her family’s poor financial conditions, she had to live in an orphanage. She was married at the age of 16 and dealt with a lot of struggle. Later, she persevered to get her education and moved to the US.
Rajnikanth was born into a poor household. He lost his mother at the age of 5. He worked as a carpenter, a coolie, and a bus conductor before making his debut in movies. Today, he is one of the highest paid actor in the industry.
8. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a son of a farmer, so, he was born in a poor family. He worked as a chemist and a watchman to make ends meet. After struggling for several years, he got only trivial roles in movies. His acting in Peepli Live was commendable and today he is a successful actor.
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