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What 18 Famous Billionaires Looked Like Before They Were Rich

The world has never had as many billionaires as it does today. Developers, directors, writers, artists — there are over 2,000 people on the Forbes billionaire list, that is constantly growing. Moreover, some entrepreneurs, like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, have hit it through the roof with $100 billion.

Bright Side knows that many of the world`s richest people came from humble beginnings and tried to remain modest, though it’s impossible to avoid the changes that come with big money. So here are 18 billionaires’ “before and after” pics, so we can all see how much different they looked before they became extremely wealthy.

1. Bill Gates (co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, $109.6 B)

2. Elon Musk (entrepreneur, $30.7 B)

3. Kylie Jenner (entrepreneur, $1.0 B)

4. Larry Page and Sergey Brin (founders of Google, $64.6 B and $62.3 B)

5. Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, the first $1 trillion US company)

6. Steven Spielberg (filmmaker, $3.6 B)

7. Susan Wojcicki (CEO of Youtube, $160 B net worth)

8. Oprah Winfrey (television personality, $2.8 B)

9. J.K. Rowling (author, ~$1 B)

10. Mark Zuckerberg (co-founder of Facebook, $81.8 B)

11. Peter Thiel (co-founder of PayPal, $2.3 B)

12. Reed Hastings (CEO of Netflix. $3.9 B)

13. Richard Branson (entrepreneur, $4.0 B)

14. Martha Stewart (writer and television personality, ~$1 B)

15. Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon, $115.5 B)

16. Kanye West (media personality, ~$1.5 B)

17. George Lucas (filmmaker, $6.3 B)

18. Ralph Lauren (fashion designer, $6.9 B)

Do you think the “before” photos look surprising? We’d be happy to hear from you in the comments below!

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