The rich and famous are at the top of the food chain. They exist in a place normal people only see in their dreams and sometimes a place even beyond that. Envision the Playboy Mansion in the ’80s and ’90s or what goes on at a celebrity’s private island. What people don’t think about is where celebrities were before all the glitz and glam.
Some celebrities started at absolute rock bottom and had to scratch and crawl their way up the ranks to stardom. One can only imagine some of the stuff they did behind closed doors to get there. People like this believe “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” The following slideshow is chock full of these cats. #10 is the most unbelievable of the bunch!
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
When it comes to defying odds, Arnold is the king. The big timer started his rise to glory as a bodybuilder and won the Mr. Olympia crown at the young age of 23. Pictures of Arnold in his prime show quite a stacked physique, and although he’s older and much less stacked now, he’s had many accomplishments. His performance in Terminator 2 garnered him a huge fan base. Then he went on to become governor of California. Before all his fame, Arnold journeyed to America from Austria in search of hope with empty pockets. Arnold started out by running a small bricklaying business. The rest is history.