15 Media Juggernauts Who Rose from Total Obscurity
It has been said that "anything is possible" and the stories of these fifteen individuals are living proof of that. From rock bottom to best-selling author, from trauma to triumph, from ranch hand to billionaire, from millionaire to jailbird, from stationer's son to filmmaker, from weeds to wealth, from cotton farm to best-selling author, from poverty to prosperity, and from the Roddenberrys' humble beginnings to star-studded proportions, these fifteen individuals have gone above and beyond to make their dreams come true... and they've basically shaped modern pop culture.
Each of these stories is unique, but there are a few things that they all have in common. They all faced adversity, they all worked hard, and they broke into the media business without any friends or family greasing their way.
So, without further ado, let us take a journey through the inspiring stories of these fifteen individuals. From J.K. Rowling to George RR Martin, from Oprah to Tyler Perry, from Jeff Bezos to Walt Disney, from Paul McCartney to John Grisham, from Martha Stewart to James Cameron, and from Roald Dahl to Gene Roddenberry, these fifteen stories might leave you motivated to pursue your own dreams.