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|Top 3 Famous People In Africa Who Rose From Extreme Poverty To Legal Wealth by Jadsy01(f): 3:09pm On Sep 03, 2018|
Poverty is indeed a state of the mind. Some people have been born in abject poverty and in spite of this, they became wealthy and succeeded against all odds. This is a motivation for all, that you can succeed irrespective of your present circumstances. Below are three famous people in Africa who rose from extreme poverty to legal wealth.
Djimon Hounsou- Actor
The Actor from the popular movie “Blood Diamond” was not born rich. Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Bénin to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He went to Paris from Cotonou at the age of 13, couldn’t find a job and ended as a homeless person always scouting in trash cans for food. One day, whilst searching as usual through trash for food, fate smiled upon him, his picture was taken by a photographer working for the fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Mugler saw the photos and was fascinated by the build of the Djimon and immediately set out to find this homeless man and hire him as a model. Presently, Djimon is worth is over $12million.
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