History Main / RagstoRiches

22nd Aug '17 3:50:17 PM TompaDompa
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* In ''Film/{{Napoleon}}'', the title character goes from being forced to fashion boots out of cardboard at his lowest point to being a war hero revered in all of France by the end.
12th Aug '17 7:26:14 PM johnsmithxxi
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* Film/McLintock in the movie of the same name. When his daughter was a baby, his wife Katherine walked miles through the snow and traded her father's war medal for a case of condensed milk.

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* Film/McLintock ''Film/McLintock'' in the movie of the same name. When his daughter was a baby, his wife Katherine walked miles through the snow and traded her father's war medal for a case of condensed milk.
12th Aug '17 7:25:16 PM johnsmithxxi
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* Film/McLintock in the movie of the same name. When his daughter was a baby, his wife Katherine walked miles through the snow and traded her father's war medal for a case of condensed milk.
3rd Aug '17 11:08:46 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* After the failing in the NFL Wrestling/BobSapp skirted the poverty line until the promoters of Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}, [=K1=] and Pride Fighting Championships saw his matches from Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Wildside and decided they wanted him. He wound up being a decently paid pro wrestling, better paid kick boxing and the highest paid mixed martial artist.

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* After the failing in the NFL Wrestling/BobSapp skirted the poverty line until the promoters of Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}, [=K1=] and Pride Fighting Championships saw his matches from Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Wildside and decided they wanted him. He wound up being a decently paid pro wrestling, wrestler, better paid kick boxing boxer and the highest paid mixed martial artist.
3rd Aug '17 11:08:01 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* After the failing in the NFL Wrestling/BobSapp skirted the poverty line until the promoters ofvWrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}, [=K1=] and Pride Fighting Championships saw his matches from Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Wildside and decided they wanted him. He wound up being a decently paid pro wrestling, better paid kick boxing and the highest paid mixed martial artist.

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* After the failing in the NFL Wrestling/BobSapp skirted the poverty line until the promoters ofvWrestling/{{All of Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}, [=K1=] and Pride Fighting Championships saw his matches from Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Wildside and decided they wanted him. He wound up being a decently paid pro wrestling, better paid kick boxing and the highest paid mixed martial artist.
3rd Aug '17 11:07:24 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* After the failing in the NFL Wrestling/BobSapp skirted the poverty line until the promoters of [=K1=] and Pride Fighting Championships saw his matches from Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Wildside and decided they wanted him. He wound up being the highest paid mix martial artist and a decently paid pro wrestler.
* During August 2013, Magnificent Championship Wrestling put tryout in a 'Rags To Riches' battle royal, giving the winner a title shot whenever they wanted.[[/folder]]

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* After the failing in the NFL Wrestling/BobSapp skirted the poverty line until the promoters of ofvWrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}}, [=K1=] and Pride Fighting Championships saw his matches from Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Wildside and decided they wanted him. He wound up being the highest paid mix martial artist and a decently paid pro wrestler.
wrestling, better paid kick boxing and the highest paid mixed martial artist.
* During August 2013, Magnificent Championship Wrestling put tryout tryouts in a 'Rags To Riches' battle royal, giving the winner a title shot whenever they wanted.[[/folder]]
9th Jul '17 10:54:58 AM luiz4200
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* ''FanFic/GFSerendipity'': Fiddleford [=McGucket=] and Stanley Pines became wealthy entrepeneurs thanks to the former's inventions and the latter's salesmanship.
25th Jun '17 1:26:09 PM libertydude
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* Robert Ford goes through this in ''Film/IShotJesseJames'', becoming a {{Prospector}} that uncovers a fair amount of silver. He does this in a ploy to win the hand of [[LoveInterest Cynthy]], but [[spoiler: she leaves him for someone else]].
21st Jun '17 1:40:17 AM mouschilight
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---->'''Forrest''': Shrimping became real easy after that

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---->'''Forrest''': -->'''Forrest''': Shrimping became real easy after that
20th Jun '17 2:15:53 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Although the immediate downfall of his clan immediately after his death can partly be contributed to his status; he couldn't even forge a Minamoto[=/=]Taira lineage as everyone knew his background, which made his family ineligible for the top posts in the country. He ruled as [[RegentForLife kampaku]]-- not a shogun-- because he was adopted by a Fujihara just before the fact, and his legitimacy was only sustained through his own power. (On the other hand, UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu has been able to forge himself a Minamoto lineage and make himself eligible for shogun.)

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** Although the immediate downfall of his clan immediately after his death can partly be contributed to his status; he couldn't even forge a Minamoto[=/=]Taira lineage as everyone knew his background, which made his family ineligible for the top posts in the country. He ruled as [[RegentForLife kampaku]]-- not a shogun-- because he was adopted by a Fujihara just before the fact, and his legitimacy was only sustained through his own power. (On the other hand, UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu has had been able to forge himself a Minamoto lineage and make himself eligible for shogun.)



* The example from ''TheBlindSide'' up in the Movie section really happened; Michael Oher is a real person, and one of the top offensive lineman in the NFL.
* Ghenghis Khan was raised by a single mother (his father was murdered), his family was outcast and left to die in the steppes. He ended up conquering China and having all its riches.

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* The example from ''TheBlindSide'' ''Film/TheBlindSide'' up in the Movie section really happened; Michael Oher is a real person, and one of the top offensive lineman in the NFL.
* Ghenghis Khan UsefulNotes/GhenghisKhan was raised by a single mother (his father was murdered), his family was outcast and left to die in the steppes. He ended up conquering China and having all its riches.
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