Once in a while, you hear a story or a rumor about someone becoming rich overnight. Although in many cases these stories are not all that impressive, there are people out there who have actually beaten the odds, managing to build themselves an incredibly successful career practically from nothing.
1. Kirk Kerkorian
Growing up during the great depression, Kirk Kerkorian had a much more meaningful mission than kids our days. Having to drop out of school to earn money for his family, he first became a boxer, and then joined the Air Force to become a daredevil pilot. He finally made enough money to become a real estate magnate in Las Vegas. Today, he has a net worth of over $4 billion earned from Casinos and investments.