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29th Jan '16 3:13:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Chris Gardner, whose rise from homelessness to top stockbroker was chronicled ([[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory rather loosely]]) in ''ThePursuitOfHappyness''.
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* Chris Gardner, whose rise from homelessness to top stockbroker was chronicled ([[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory rather loosely]]) in ''ThePursuitOfHappyness''.''Film/ThePursuitOfHappyness''.
26th Jan '16 4:17:04 AM gallium
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* Mickey and her adoptive father Joe in ''Film/{{Mickey}}'', when Joe's gold mine finally pays off after 20 years.
14th Jan '16 11:03:55 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Billy Lee Promotions touted Sweet Georgia Brown as a rags to riches success story made possible by pro wrestling but despite being popular enough to have her own trading cards she saw very little of the money, wasn't allowed to open her own bank account and remained in rags.

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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.
13th Jan '16 9:21:32 PM troper18Lgreen
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* Chinese actor/singer/songwriter/model Creator/KrisWu went from barely being able to afford a car, having to live completely alone multiple times throughout his childhood since his mother had to work in China, and joining SM so his mother wouldn't need to care for him to one of China's most successful and popular celebrities.
1st Jan '16 10:18:45 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' contains a highly ironic instance of this trope. After working to collapse Lether's economy while living in a hovel, Tehol Beddict accidentally becomes the new Letherii Emperor. ** The 'rags' part was actually self-imposed. Tehol Beddict came from a very prominent family and was at one point one of the richest men in the country due to his business genius. He gave up his fortune because he was disgusted with the debt-slavery system the country run on. At any point in time he could have easily regained his previous wealth and power if he chose to.
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' contains a highly ironic instance of this trope. After working to collapse Lether's economy while living in a hovel, Tehol Beddict accidentally becomes the new Letherii Emperor.\n** The 'rags' part was actually self-imposed. Tehol Beddict came from a very prominent family and was at one point one of the richest men in the country due to his business genius. He gave up his fortune because he was disgusted with the debt-slavery system the country run on. At any point After working to collapse Lether's economy while living in time he could have easily regained his previous wealth and power if he chose to.a hovel, Tehol Beddict accidentally becomes the new Letherii Emperor.
26th Dec '15 5:25:05 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger was a kid growing up in post-WWII Austria, with all the limited sources this implies. He got interested in bodybuilding, and once he moved to Munich to train in a better gym, Arnie lived there! Once finally fulfilling his dream of visiting the United States, attending the Mr. Universe in New York City, a famous gym owner in Los Angeles asked him to move there to train (and he accepted, despite all his possessions being in Europe). And his attempt at the AmericanDream, which included working on construction in the off-hours, saw Arnie become the greatest bodybuilder of all-time, an action film hero with the biggest paycheck in Hollywood, and Governor of California.
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* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger was a kid growing up in post-WWII Austria, with all the limited sources this implies. He got interested in bodybuilding, and once he moved to Munich to train in a better gym, Arnie lived there! Once finally fulfilling his dream of visiting the United States, attending the Mr. Universe in New York City, a famous gym owner in Los Angeles asked him to move there to train (and he accepted, despite all his possessions being in Europe). And his attempt at the AmericanDream, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream, which included working on construction in the off-hours, saw Arnie become the greatest bodybuilder of all-time, an action film hero with the biggest paycheck in Hollywood, and Governor of California.
25th Nov '15 7:07:35 PM PDL
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** In a sense, the player character starts off with virtually nothing but the clothes on his or her back, and as you continue to play, you'll make a lot of bells. Some of it will go to Tom Nook, but eventually you'll eventually end up with a mansion.
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** In a sense, the player character starts off with virtually nothing but the clothes on his or her back, and as back. As you continue to play, play though, you'll make a lot of bells. Some of it will go to Tom Nook, but eventually you'll eventually end up with a mansion.mansion full of stuff if you keep up with the payments.
25th Nov '15 7:06:16 PM PDL
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* [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Animal Crossing]]'s [[spoiler:Tom Nook]] is a more [[TearJerker somber]] example. He left to go to the city to earn money, promising to never lose his way, but came back the [[spoiler:Tom Nook]] we all love to despise today.
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* [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Animal Crossing]]'s [[spoiler:Tom Nook]] Crossing]] ** Tom Nook is a more [[TearJerker somber]] example. He left to go to the city to earn money, promising to never lose his way, but came back the [[spoiler:Tom Nook]] we all love Tom Nook we're most familiar with. ** In a sense, the player character starts off with virtually nothing but the clothes on his or her back, and as you continue to despise today.play, you'll make a lot of bells. Some of it will go to Tom Nook, but eventually you'll eventually end up with a mansion.
25th Nov '15 7:01:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"They call me [[NouveauRiche new money]], say I have no class. I'm from the bottom, I came up too fast..."''\\
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->''"They call me [[NouveauRiche new money]], money, say I have no class. I'm from the bottom, I came up too fast..."''\\
22nd Nov '15 10:58:11 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''FoxTrot'', when Jason wins $10.00 - combined with his previous savings, he ''becomes a millionare'' [[spoiler:in Turkish Lira - 77,000 to the dollar.]] Sadly, his opulent lifestyle comes crashing down when he loses his entire fortune [[spoiler: buying five comic books.]]
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* Parodied in ''FoxTrot'', ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', when Jason wins $10.00 - combined with his previous savings, he ''becomes a millionare'' [[spoiler:in Turkish Lira - 77,000 to the dollar.]] Sadly, his opulent lifestyle comes crashing down when he loses his entire fortune [[spoiler: buying five comic books.]]
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