Ursula Burns - The President and CEO of Xerox has an inspiring rags-to-riches story. She grew up in the housing projects of New York City in a single mother household. She started at Xerox as a college intern and has worked her way all the way to the top. She is the first African-American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company.
J. K.Rowling's rags-to-riches story landed her in a magical 19th-century riverbank mansion. Last year, she purchased the house next door for about 1.5 million and plans to knock it down to create a Renaissance-style garden.
It was a great rags-to-riches story, set in the early 60s - an all-plastic camera by Lomography, the Diana, found her way into the market, marketed as a novelty item. It wasn't long before she took the photography world by storm, winning people over with her twisted, haphazard effects, ranging from multiple exposures to light leaks.