Starbucks. Worth $4.6B
Howard grew up in a housing complex for the poor and yet, he was wanted to be & do better. He took Starbucks from 11 to 28,000 stores!
Until today, he still identifies with the fact that he grew up poor.
In 1981, he & his wife immigrated to America from Korea. With no cash & no connections, he worked 3 jobs to make ends meet. 3 years later, he saved enough to open his first small clothing store. This started the breakthrough leading to Forever 21 empire of over 700 stores.
13 Best Actor Nominations. Worth $718m
The son of a vegetable seller & a cleaning lady, living on a farm without electricity. Before acting, he worked as camera salesman, taxi driver, postman & bellboy. Today, he has won 4 Best Actor Awards and a ton of nominations.
Despite being a multi-millionaire, he spends $3 a day & intends to give 99% of his wealth to charity.