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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor Taylor Kitsch speaks on stage at the 6th Annual African Children's Choir Changemakers Gala at City Winery on November 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Drake says “started from the bottom now we here” and these celebrities truly live that sentiment.

They didn’t start out with much, but now they’re living a lifestyle most people can only dream about. Here are some of the best rags to riches Hollywood stories:

 

Leighton Meester

Did you know that the actress who played iconic Blair Waldorf was actually born in prison as her mother served time for drug charges? Her father also did prison time. Meester’s entertainment career kicked off at the age of 10, when she began modeling. 

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