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

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

Tina Turner

Heartbreak, adversity and ultimately triumph: Turner's story has it all. The iconic singer, born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, picked cotton as a child and suffered years of abuse under husband Ike Turner before they divorced in the 1970s. However, she had the comeback of a lifetime with thePrivate Dancer album and the hit "What's Love Got to Do With It" — becoming one of the top-selling recording artists in history. Turner finally found her own happy ending when she married Erwin Bach this year after nearly three decades of dating.

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