5 Celebrities Who Had an Impoverished Upbringing

Posted by PZ on August 7th, 2017

 Creating their own rags-to-riches stories, these 5 celebrities grew up with very little money and food, and often struggled to survive. Shooting to fame, they now lead comfortable lives and say that having an impoverished upbringing has given them a unique perspective on fame because they know what it’s like to grow up in difficult circumstances with the odds stacked against them.

Arnold Schwarzenegger


Arnold reveals that his mother would beg for food: ”I never really thought about [the poverty]. When I finished with bodybuilding, I said, ‘OK, now I want to be a leading man in Hollywood’. As a kid you don’t notice it, but when you think back those were tough times. There was no food around; my mother had to go begging for food from farm to farm and come back with maybe a little bit of butter and some sugar.”

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