They’ve Got a Story To Tell: Celebs Who Went From Top Ramen to Top Dollar

June 25, 2012  |  
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Lil Kim

The Queen Bee, born Kimberly Denise Jones, spent a great deal of her adolescent life on the streets of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn after being dismissed from her home. She then dropped out of high school, spending time as a Bloomingdale’s associate and cashier before meeting her mentor (and boo), Notorious B.I.G. With his direction, she became a member of Junior M.A.F.I.A., blossomed into an independent artist, and landed small roles in movies. Though she is less buzz-worthy than she once was and has suffered a series of personal and professional setbacks, she still has a net worth of $18 million.

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