Poverty

12 People Share Tragic Memories of Growing Up Poor

12 People Share Tragic Memories of Growing Up Poor
People
4 weeks ago

When parents can’t afford essential things, life can become tough. Having little money growing up affects everyone involved. Even after becoming adults, those who experienced such circumstances often recall particular situations that stayed engraved in their memory.

22 People Share Marking Memories From Growing Up Very Poor

22 People Share Marking Memories From Growing Up Very Poor
People
4 months ago

When families don’t have enough money to buy the things they need, life can become challenging. If this happened when you were a child, you might not have fully understood the hardships your parents were facing. Nonetheless, growing up with limited financial resources affects everyone who experiences it. Even as adults, those who grew up in such circumstances often remember specific situations and childhood memories that have left a lasting impact.

10 Unusual Jobs That Don’t Exist Anymore

10 Unusual Jobs That Don’t Exist Anymore
Curiosities
8 months ago

We live in a world where most of the things we want are just one click away. From products to services, we can access everything on the web. What about the jobs we want to have — will they be replaced by AI soon? Experts say about 300 million of them will be. Change is the only constant in our lives and when it comes to jobs, we felt inspired to go back to the old times and see what were the most interesting occupations that have vanished or just turned into a nice read in a history book.

Getting “Peed On” in Bed Was the Best Thing in Winter: The Tragic Story of Dolly Parton’s Childhood

Getting “Peed On” in Bed Was the Best Thing in Winter: The Tragic Story of Dolly Parton’s Childhood
People
9 months ago

It might seem like this beautiful singer with impeccable makeup and elegant clothes has never experienced any financial struggles. The truth, however, is quite the opposite. Parton was raised with 11 siblings in the Smoky Mountains, and her family lived in severe poverty. Her life was completely different before she became the global superstar she is today. In this article, we’ll tell you one of the most inspiring rags-to-riches stories.

The Mysterious Reason Why Cristiano Ronaldo Wears Black Nail Polish on His Toes

The Mysterious Reason Why Cristiano Ronaldo Wears Black Nail Polish on His Toes
Curiosities
9 months ago

Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most famous athletes in the world, has recently made some headlines as some eagle-eyed fans noticed that he’s been sporting nail polish on his toes — and his reason has nothing to do with trends. Let’s dip our toes — pun intended — into why men have been doing this for over 5,000 years and what’s behind Ronaldo’s reason for adopting this practice.

“I Had No Money”, Michael Caine Recalls His Poor Childhood and the Life-Changing Meeting With His Wife Shakira

“I Had No Money”, Michael Caine Recalls His Poor Childhood and the Life-Changing Meeting With His Wife Shakira
People
9 months ago

Michael Caine is an acclaimed English actor with a career spanning over 60 years. His captivating demeanor, combined with his British charm in movies like Interstellar, made him the great performer he is today. The actor has recently celebrated his 90th birthday, and as the years go by, he takes stock of what he has gone through, from humble beginnings to becoming a real cultural icon and acting legend.

7 Celebrities Who Grew Up Poor

7 Celebrities Who Grew Up Poor
People
11 months ago

It’s hard to believe that Oprah Winfrey used to wear potato sacks instead of clothes and that Halle Berry once lived in a shelter. It’s easy to assume that the richest celebrities have always had a life with no worries and everything was given to them on a silver platter. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as some celebrities know exactly what it’s like to be hungry and poor.

How Pedro Pascal Became the Most Wanted Star in Hollywood Despite a Rough Childhood

How Pedro Pascal Became the Most Wanted Star in Hollywood Despite a Rough Childhood
People
11 months ago

Most of us assume that celebrities lead easy lives. We truly believe that at a certain point, stardom just knocked on their door and gifted them riches and success. But that was not the case for Pedro Pascal who had to go through poverty, insecurity, and a lot of struggles before achieving his goals and becoming the brilliant actor we know him today.

Jon Bon Jovi Opened a Third Restaurant Where College Students in Need Can Eat Without Paying

Jon Bon Jovi Opened a Third Restaurant Where College Students in Need Can Eat Without Paying
People
year ago

Jon Bon Jovi is a legend and a human being who cares. He and his team were able to open 3 community restaurants that are there for people who are hungry and who can dine for free. In a past story, we covered the opening of 2 restaurants. The JBJ Foundation has not only helped people but also touched the hearts of citizens worldwide. Here are some of the latest updates about the foundation.

11 People Who Went From Poor to Middle Class Revealed What Surprised Them the Most

11 People Who Went From Poor to Middle Class Revealed What Surprised Them the Most
Curiosities
year ago

People who were poor during their childhood or teen years revealed what surprised them the most when they finally didn’t have to count every penny anymore. Some of them realized that good tea is not just a fancy thing, while others understood why good shoes are so expensive. We found all these stories on Reddit. And in the bonus section, you’ll find out how our loved ones show that they care for us with the help of food.

Sylvester Stallone Reveals How Losing a Child and Having an Autistic Son Shaped Him Into the Man He Is Today

Sylvester Stallone Reveals How Losing a Child and Having an Autistic Son Shaped Him Into the Man He Is Today

Sylvester Stallone rose to prominence as the creator and star of the Rocky and Rambo film franchises, firmly establishing his place in the action genre. However, Silvester has lived through a lot of grief and hardship throughout his life, all while hiding it behind the inspiring images he’s played in the movies. The actor lost his first child and had to deal with an autism diagnosis with his second, but this didn’t stop him from fighting and never giving up, just like his iconic characters did.

The Story of How Leonardo DiCaprio Became the Star He Is Today

The Story of How Leonardo DiCaprio Became the Star He Is Today
People
6 months ago

Leonardo DiCaprio’s famous productions have not only made him a world-famous star but also quite a wealthy one. Between 1995 and 2020, the actor earned $300 million from salaries and project profits alone. And since playing the role of Jack in the hit blockbuster Titanic, DiCaprio has also become one of the biggest heartthrobs in Hollywood. Let’s find out more about his life path and career.

From Newspaper Seller to Star: How Woody Harrelson Achieved Success

From Newspaper Seller to Star: How Woody Harrelson Achieved Success
People
10 months ago

In life, we don’t often give ourselves enough credit for the things we actually can do. On the other hand, our past doesn’t have to determine who we will become, nor interfere with our dreams and achievements, and Woody Harrelson is living proof of that. In fact, the actor has proven himself to be one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors, but his early life has been anything but typical.

From Poverty to a Movie Legend, Jackie Chan’s Journey Proves Nothing Can Stand Between Us and Our Dreams

From Poverty to a Movie Legend, Jackie Chan’s Journey Proves Nothing Can Stand Between Us and Our Dreams
People
year ago

We all face obstacles when chasing our dreams. But Jackie Chan faced and overcame poverty, being left in Hong Kong without his parents, and following a strict training regimen to become the man he is today. He learned strength and discipline through his tough training which helped him get to where he is in his career. This is the story of the movie icon and legend’s journey which is incredibly inspiring.

10 Celebrities Who Grew Up Very Poor, and Are Now Committed to Helping Others

10 Celebrities Who Grew Up Very Poor, and Are Now Committed to Helping Others
People
year ago

Growing up with very little money certainly shapes our future and the way we view things. And it might create a stronger motivation to succeed in life and reinforce our determination and focus to achieve bigger goals. And when we look at people who came from nothing and made it big, we notice that most of them never forgot their past and are always ready to support others. Because no one knows the way to fight poverty better than someone who has experienced it firsthand.

7 Celebrities Who Can Easily Win “The Best Single Father of the Century” Award

7 Celebrities Who Can Easily Win “The Best Single Father of the Century” Award
Family & kids
6 months ago

Solo parents are typically single mothers, but there are also 2,251,000 households run by single dads. Society, however, still doesn’t give single fathers the credit they deserve and considers mothers as better caregivers and nurturers. But despite the challenges single dads face, according to a study, they tend to be better than solo moms in terms of education, overcoming poverty, and income.

Dwayne Johnson Bought His Mom Her Dream House and Fulfilled Her Lifelong Wish

Dwayne Johnson Bought His Mom Her Dream House and Fulfilled Her Lifelong Wish
People
year ago

Although you might not have a lot in common with many celebrities, one thing that unites us all is the fact that we all have people we deeply love and care about. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has achieved immense fame and success, but what makes him everyone’s favorite celebrity is how much he values his mother, and recently he fulfilled his mother’s greatest wish of having her own house.Bright Side found Dwayne Johnson’s journey toward proving himself and finally fulfilling his mother’s dream one that will surely inspire all of us.

10 Celebrities Who Refuse to Raise Materialistic and Spoiled Kids

10 Celebrities Who Refuse to Raise Materialistic and Spoiled Kids

Being born with a silver spoon sounds like a dream. But in the long run, the privilege of coming from money can turn into our biggest misfortune. Because having everything we wish for by default deprives us of the euphoria we get after achieving things ourselves. And no one understands this better than those stars who have worked hard to reach their level of success. And this is why many of them are determined to make their kids follow the path of perseverance rather than luxury.

10 Celebrities Who Grew Up in Poverty and Bravely Rose Above It

10 Celebrities Who Grew Up in Poverty and Bravely Rose Above It
People
6 months ago

Even though we might often think we know everything there is to know about our favorite superstars, they never fail to surprise us with new stories and confessions. While they don’t lose sleep worrying about money now, not all of them can remember having a carefree and happy childhood.

12 Celebrities Who Experienced a Difficult Childhood But Managed to Succeed Against All Odds

12 Celebrities Who Experienced a Difficult Childhood But Managed to Succeed Against All Odds
People
year ago

We often tend to think that celebrities are born under a lucky star and their lives are free of struggles that ordinary people face. However, in many cases, that is far from true. There are quite a few superstars out there whose childhoods resemble the scenes of horror movies. Luckily, all of them were strong and fortunate enough to overcome the challenges they were exposed to at such a young age.

She Didn’t Give a Hoot About Her Body Hair and 12 More Facts That Prove Sophia Loren Is a Total Badass

She Didn’t Give a Hoot About Her Body Hair and 12 More Facts That Prove Sophia Loren Is a Total Badass
People
2 years ago

We all know Sophia Loren as a gorgeous and talented actress who has achieved great success and the love of millions of admirers all over the world. However, her life hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing, and she still finds it painful to talk about some events from her past. Still, she managed to endure all of these hardships and show the world what a strong person she is.

10 Celebrities With Hearts Big Enough to Embrace the Whole World

10 Celebrities With Hearts Big Enough to Embrace the Whole World
People
6 months ago

Kindness is a choice, but for people like Hugh Jackman and Rihanna, it comes naturally. Whether it’s setting up organizations, sharing their money, or helping those who need it most, celebrities show the world that your actions can make a difference. Many of our favorite stars have proven that they deserve our love not just for their work but also for their charitable spirit.

20 People Who Grew Up in Poverty Admit What They Consider to Be a Luxury Today

20 People Who Grew Up in Poverty Admit What They Consider to Be a Luxury Today
People
3 years ago

With a lack of funds to buy necessary things, it’s easy for families to suffer through difficult periods of time. If this happened in your childhood, it’s likely you didn’t notice how hard those times were for your parents. Though in any case, poverty leaves a mark on the life of every person who has ever faced it.

12 Habits That Reveal a Person Grew Up in a Poor Family

12 Habits That Reveal a Person Grew Up in a Poor Family
Psychology
3 years ago

Unfortunately, not all people can call their childhood cloudless. Some of them had problems with their families, others — with their peers or with money. And even if their parents’ financial difficulties were short-lived, the memory of these times stays with many people forever.

How an Uneasy Childhood and a Bitter Personality Made the Founder of IKEA a Fearless Innovator and the 5th Richest Man in the World

How an Uneasy Childhood and a Bitter Personality Made the Founder of IKEA a Fearless Innovator and the 5th Richest Man in the World
People
3 years ago

The concept of “rags to riches” is often used to describe the careers and lives of famous businessmen. IKEA’s Ingvar Kamprad falls under that category himself. Growing up in a devastatingly poor little town in Sweden where everyone stood in line for food and jobs, he used his innovative brain in order to help his family earn more money. He started working from the age of 5 and by the time he was an adult he was already a successful businessman.

14 Funny Bollywood Movies That Were Inspired by Hollywood Hits

14 Funny Bollywood Movies That Were Inspired by Hollywood Hits
Films
3 years ago

The Indian movie industry is very fruitful and popular. Since 2007, this country has been a leader in the number of movies produced there: for example, in 2018, India produced 2,446 movies. However, there are a lot of problems with Indian movie production, for example, the fact that many movies are remakes or even copies of Hollywood movies. Still, many movies were very well-accepted by the Indian audience.

A Photographer Shows the Harsh Reality of Living in 43-Square-Foot Rooms in South Korea

A Photographer Shows the Harsh Reality of Living in 43-Square-Foot Rooms in South Korea
Photography
3 years ago

Korea is widely known for its diverse culture, magnificent skyscrapers, delicious food, and highly developed technology. But South Korean photographer Sim Kyu-Dong shows us the other side of the coin by telling us about “Goshiwon” — a tiny, cramped, cheap housing unit where South Korea’s poorest people live. Turns out, it also serves as a home for people who end up living on the streets or who are dealing with mental or physical issues. And in cases like this, Gosiwon becomes a beacon of hope, not despair.