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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Jim Carrey

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities –  Jim Carrey

Born and raised in Canada, Jim Carrey was a high school dropout whose family fell on hard times when he was a teenager. With his father laid off, Carrey helped pay the bills by working as a janitor and a security guard. However, the family eventually lost their home, and was forced to live in a van. After moving to ...

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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Sarah Jessica Parker

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities –  Sarah Jessica Parker

The Sex and the City star was the youngest of four children born into a struggling family in an Ohio coal-mining town. Her parents divorced when she was 2; soon after, her mother remarried and had four more children. With so many mouths to feed, her housewife mother and truck driver stepfather struggled to get by. Parker’s path to stardom began early, ...

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Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities – Stephen King

Rags-to-Riches (Large) Celebrities –  Stephen King

Stephen King’s father abandoned the family when the author was 2, forcing them to move wherever his mother could find work. It wasn’t until King turned 11 that his mother had a stable income, which was thanks to her siblings, who paid her to look after their elderly parents in Durham, Maine. King has said the family lived off the ...

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