History Main / RagstoRiches

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.
9th Jun '17 2:59:34 PM nombretomado
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* Phase of the WhateleyUniverse pulls a Riches to Rags to Riches move, getting kicked out of a fabulously wealthy family for having the gall to turn into a mutant. By the middle of the first novel, he's living in a basement room with almost nothing to his name, and having to eat his sister-in-law's 'cooking'. By the end of the eighth novel, he's a billionaire (again).

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* Phase of the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse pulls a Riches to Rags to Riches move, getting kicked out of a fabulously wealthy family for having the gall to turn into a mutant. By the middle of the first novel, he's living in a basement room with almost nothing to his name, and having to eat his sister-in-law's 'cooking'. By the end of the eighth novel, he's a billionaire (again).
24th May '17 7:46:30 PM superkeijikun
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* Creator/HideakiAnno was an out-of-work animator and university dropout when he and some peers made opening animations for a sci-fi convention called DAICON. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTB9rzP2efE opening animation for DAICON IV]] proved so popular that, even though they couldn't profit off of the video due to the unlicensed use of "Twilight" by the Creator/ElectricLightOrchestra, they soon started finding work in the anime industry. Anno, himself, would go on to work on ''Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' before founding Creator/StudioGainax, which became one of the biggest names in anime with such popular series as ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.

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* Creator/HideakiAnno was an out-of-work animator and university dropout when he and some peers made opening animations for a sci-fi convention called DAICON. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTB9rzP2efE opening animation for DAICON IV]] proved so popular that, even though they couldn't profit off of the video due to the unlicensed use of "Twilight" by the Creator/ElectricLightOrchestra, Creator/ElectricLightOrchestra and myriad cameos by anime and comic characters, they soon started finding work in the anime industry. Anno, himself, would go on to work on ''Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' before founding Creator/StudioGainax, which became one of the biggest names in anime with such popular series as ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
24th May '17 5:49:57 PM superkeijikun
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* Creator/HideakiAnno was an out-of-work animator and university dropout when he and some peers made opening animations for a sci-fi convention called DAICON. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTB9rzP2efE opening animation for DAICON IV]] proved so popular that, even though they couldn't profit off of the video due to the unlicensed use of "Twilight" by the Creator/ElectricLightOrchestra, they soon started finding work in the anime industry. Anno, himself, would go on to work on ''Anime/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' before founding Creator/StudioGainax, which became one of the biggest names in anime with such popular series as ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
20th May '17 12:36:09 PM bt8257
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When a character just as suddenly ''loses'' their fame and fortune, that might be the FallenPrincess or the PrincessInRags.

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When a character just as suddenly ''loses'' their fame and fortune, that might be the FallenPrincess or the PrincessInRags.
1st May '17 7:31:31 PM Mdumas43073
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The classic "[[Creator/HoratioAlgerJr Horatio Alger]]" version of the trope is that the protagonist [[SelfMadeMan lifts himself (or rarely herself) up to economic success]] by a combination of hard work and virtuous behavior. And a walloping dose of luck, [[LaserGuidedKarma which comes to the protagonist]] [[HardWorkFallacy because of their work and virtue]]. It fell out of favor around the Great Depression and has never quite recovered.

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The classic "[[Creator/HoratioAlgerJr Horatio Alger]]" version of the trope is that the protagonist [[SelfMadeMan lifts himself (or rarely herself) up to economic success]] by a combination of hard work and virtuous behavior. And a walloping dose of luck, [[LaserGuidedKarma which comes to the protagonist]] [[HardWorkFallacy because of their work and virtue]]. It fell out of favor around the Great Depression TheGreatDepression and has never quite recovered.
23rd Apr '17 12:16:59 PM gb00393
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** Davos grew up in Flea Bottom, worked his way up to smuggler captain, became a knight for smuggling Stannis food, and is now King Stannis' Consigliere.

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** Davos grew up in Flea Bottom, Bottom as the son of a crabber, worked his way up to smuggler captain, became a knight for smuggling Stannis food, and is now King Stannis' Consigliere.Consigliere and was even made his Hand. Stannis even tells him "You'll be the first crabber's son to ever be the hand of the King." All this before he even learns how to read.
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