Before They Were Stars
Rags to Riches: Snakkle Reveals 13 Celebrities Who Went from Poor to Posh
If the Real Housewives have taught us anything, it’s that big dreams and Botox are as ubiquitous in Beverly Hills as a lost tourist looking for the Hollywood sign. But not everyone in Tinseltown has lived the luxurious life since birth. In fact, some of our favorite tabloid residents of Malibu and Bel Air came from humble beginnings, calling home to shelters, trailer parks, and even the back of a car. Here are 13 stars who went from rags to rich and famous. By Katherine Butler
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Stallone’s luck changed with Rocky (1976), which garnered 10 Academy Award nominations. It won Best Picture and launched Stallone into superstardom. Stallone followed with five successful sequels to Rocky, also starring in action megahits like First Blood (1982), which spawned the Rambo franchise. Today, Stallone has a net worth of $275 million.