Hard-Knock Past: Celebs Who Went From Rags to Riches

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  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Mariah Carey
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Jay Z
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • New Edition
  • Tyler Perry
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Mary J. Blige
  • 50 Cent
  • T.I.
  • Tina Turner
  • Bill Cosby
  • Bob Marley
  • Tupac
  • Lil Wayne

Snoop Dogg

Raised in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Los Angeles and a gang member with a record before he graduated high school, young Snoop was on the path to self destruction before he met Dr. Dre. It took just one quadruple-platinum album to take him "from the streets to the suites."

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