Few things are more impressive than the story of someone who starts completely from scratch and achieves an overwhelming success. Some people out there are truly inspirational: they have managed to overcome utter poverty, dark pasts, abuse, or other shortcomings. But not only have they let these things behind them, they’ve also accomplished more than they could have ever dreamt. If you are looking for a little bit of motivation, just read the following rags to riches stories. You will surely be impressed.