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We all love a great success story. The underdog comes from nothing and works hard to build up their future for success. Whether factual or fictional, a success story touches the heart. Sometimes through misunderstandings, outright lies, or misleading statements, some rags-to-riches stories aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. People shared their thoughts in a popular online forum; here are some of the most popular rags-to-riches stories they found to be slightly questionable.

1. Kylie Jenner

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“Didn’t Kylie Jenner get an award for ‘youngest self-made billionaire’ or something ridiculous when we all know she didn’t do that herself,” someone said.

2. Drake

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A person said, “Drake, who grew up in a “ghetto” (in Canada) yet could afford to play hockey as a kid, was on TV at 15 because of connections, and his first concert was as the opening for Ice Cube.”

3. Ed Sheeran

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“There was even a false story he was “homeless” in his early career, no doubt pushed by his record label. Reality: he went to private school and had rich parents,” a user said.

4. Jeff Bezos

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“Jeff Bezos was a hedge fund manager and VP at a banking firm before he founded Amazon. His grandparents were well-to-do energy politicians,” a person said.

5. Stelios Haji-lannou

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“When Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of Easy Jet, was asked what was the secret to becoming a multi-millionaire, he answered, Having a father who is a multi-billionaire,” someone shared.

6. Bill Gates

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“His mother was the child of a banker who was the child of a Federal Reserve chairman. She was also on the board of IBM, the University of Washington, a major bank, and United Way. His father was a lawyer,” a person said.

7. Donald Trump

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“Trump used to claim that he got his start with “a small loan of 1 million dollars,” but in fact, he was given over 400 million dollars and a Manhattan real estate portfolio worth nearly a billion dollars,” someone said.

8. Cinderella

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A user said, “She never lost her wealth technically. She was already a high-class lady and was never poor.”

9. Billie Eilish

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“People think she did it herself as a young teen, but her family has been in the industry for years.,” a person said.

10. The Pioneer Woman

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“Not remembering full specifics here, but she’s always made it sound like she’s just a downhome country gal type thing when her family was like 12th largest landowner in Oklahoma and “Marlboro Man’s” family was 8th largest in Oklahoma,” someone said.

11. Mao Zedong

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“His father was a very wealthy farmer. As a matter of fact, the wealthiest of his region,” someone said.

12. Anthony Kiedis

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“I had an ‘oh.’ moment when I learned that the lead singer from The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ childhood babysitter was both Sunny and Cher,” someone said.

13. Ariana Grande

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“She had a ton, A TON, of support and funding from her family and peers since childhood within the theatre and entertainment industry,” someone said.

14. Elon Musk

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A person said, “He is an apartheid trust fund baby. He plays the rags to riches card to obscure his past because he isn’t proud.”

15. Naruto

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Someone said, “Turns out he’s the son of the former Hokage, has one of the strongest bloodlines in history, also is a reincarnation of the son of a literal god, and has the second strongest tailed-beast sealed inside of him from literally day one.”

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