From Rags To Riches: The Backstories of 15 Celebrities Who Started At The Bottom

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Not every celebrity is a second or third generation descendant of Hollywood royalty. Many started life at the lowest rungs of poverty and crime only to later find fame and fortune through talent and hard work. Here are 15 Hollywood superstars who started life at the bottom and wound up on top.

Mark Wahlberg

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Boston native Mark Wahlberg resorted to a life of crime at an early age. He racked up around twenty five run-ins with the Boston PD from ages 15 to 21 and was eventually arrested for attempted murder. He served 45 days in a correctional facility for the offense. With the help of his parish priest, Wahlberg walked away from his criminal career after serving his time.

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  1. says:

    I don’t really consider child stars as “Rags to Riches.” What hard work, effort, blood, sweat, tears, years & years have they put into being where they are?

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