From Rags to Riches

A Story of Abu Dhabi
Author: Mohammed Al-Fahim
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
ISBN: 9781860642333
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 191
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"Born in 1948, in Abu Dhabi, the author knew dreadful poverty for years before fabulous oil wealth transformed his country forever. He grew up in the ruler's palace, barefoot like his playmates, now senior figures in the United Arab Emirates." "This is a vivid eye-witness account of the total transformation within only 30 years of a Bedouin society into a country with the world's highest per capita income. He speaks with great frankness about his own life and career and about the role of the British in his country."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

From Rags to Riches

People who Started Businesses from Scratch
Author: Nathan Aaseng
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780590485678
Category: Business enterprises
Page: 80
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Presents brief biographies of the enterprising individuals who started such products and companies as Apple computers, Sears, the Dow Jones Index and The Wall Street Journal, J.C. Penney, Hershey's Chocolate, Ebony Magazine, and Kinney Shoes.

Thrive

30 Inspirational Rags-to-Riches Stories
Author: Jason Navallo
Publisher: Navallo Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 100
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Thrive: 30 Inspirational Rags-to-Riches Stories shows the power of perseverance to achieve unbelievable success. Follow the stories of ordinary people who overcame adversity to become wealthy entrepreneurs, innovative businessmen, and famous artists, including Jim Carrey, Eminem, Vin Diesel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Charlize Theron, Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Cuban, and Jay Z. Never give up. Thrive.

Rags to Riches

A Guide to Bridging the Wealth Gap in the African American Community
Author: Foshanta L. Garth,Deanita H. McCall
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453563997
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 88
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African-Americans are experts in stretching everything except their money. Acquiring wealth does not just happen; it requires planning, commitment, and consistency. If you are struggling to make ends meet, credit challenged, or have difficulty developing and achieving your financial goals, Rags to Riches is the book for you. Get ready to go on a life-changing journey that will empower you to: Confront the behaviors that sabotage your financial success Learn the importance of using credit wisely Identify alternative credit sources to stay away from Measure financial health based on your net worth and not your annual salary. The Bible states that a good man leaves an inheritance to his childrens children. The Rags to Riches financial model includes the foundational components that will help you meet your financial goals and create wealth for future generations.

Rags to riches


Author: Francine Pascal
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553267402
Category: Fiction
Page: 151
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Roger strikes it rich ... No one would have guessed that Roger Barrett, the poorest boy in Sweet Valley, was really one of the Patmans, the wealthiest family in town. But when Roger's mother dies, the secret of his birth is revealed, and overnight he becomes a millionaire! Immediately Jessica Wakefield sets her sights on Roger and his newfound wealth. Only one thing stands in her way--Olivia Davidson, Roger's longtime girlfriend. But not for long. Jessica has a surefire plan to take care of her!

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The Tale of an American Dreamer
Author: Steven Millhauser
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307763860
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious helper in his father's cigar store. In the course of his restless young manhood, he makes a swift and eventful rise to the top, accompanied by two sisters--one a dreamlike shadow, the other a worldly business partner. As the eponymous Martin's vision becomes bolder and bolder he walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality, madness and ambition, art and industry, a sense of doom builds piece-by-hypnotic piece until this mesmerizing journey into the heart of an American dreamer reaches its bitter-sweet conclusion.

Rags to Riches Baby


Author: Andrea Laurence
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 148809182X
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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The woman he can never trust is having his baby… When Lucy Campbell inherits a multimillion-dollar Manhattan estate, her employer’s nephew sees only a gold-digging scammer. But even with battle lines drawn, CEO Oliver Drake can’t resist the temptation of bedding the very woman he’s trying to expose! Then Lucy delivers her shocking baby news. Does she genuinely desire a future together? Or is it another ploy that could destroy Oliver’s trust forever?

Rags To Riches

Motivating Stories of How Ordinary People Achieved Extraordinary Wealth
Author: Gail Liberman; Alan Lavine
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450276863
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 220
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Who wants to be a millionaire? Who doesn’t? From magician to manufacturing magnate, fi nancial columnist to real estate investor, poet to college dropout, here are the profi les of 17 ordinary people who started with nothing-and became millionaires!These are stories of people who overcame poverty or in some cases middle class lifestyles to single-handedly beat overwhelming odds and achieved fi nancial success. They may not all be household names, but their stories can serve as an inspiration to us all. Praise for Rags to Riches: “There are as many paths to fi nancial success as there are people who want to achieve it. This book shows that wealth is within the reach of just about anyone.” -Tom Siedell, Managing Editor, Your Money “The most extraordinary thing about Rags to Riches is that it affi rms how ordinary people have this tremendous, innate ability to achieve success and generate wealth if they put their minds to it.” -John E Wasik, Author, Retire Early and Live the Life You Want Now “Rags to Riches: Motivating Stories of How Ordinary People Achieved Extraordinary Wealth” goes well beyond the quick-fi x guru guidebooks to explore effective, longterm strategies that systematically build wealth. It’s fascinating, candid look at how every day, people reach their goals by turning challenge into opportunity.”-Marla Brill, Publisher, Brill’s Mutual Funds Interactive www.brill.com “A fascinating and instructive collection of biographies.” -Evan Simonoff, Associated Publishedr/Editor-in-Chief, Financial Planning “Now readers everywhere can discover what Palm Beach Daily News readers have learned: Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine know everything there is to know about personal wealth-how to get it and how to grow it. Gail’s weekly column in our paper tells affl uent readers how to manage their fortunes. This book takes a step back and tells readers, in the words of millionaires who’ve been there and done it, how to acquire a vast personal fortune.” -Linda Rawls, Editor, Palm Beach Daily News Husband and wife Alan Lavine and Gail Liberman know money. They are syndicated fi nance columnists and authors based in North Palm Beach, Florida. Their joint columns run weekly in the Boston Herald, on America Online, and in numerous newspapers. They are frequent guests on radio and television as well as columnists for Fundsinteractive.com and Quiken.com. Alan and Gail are the authors of Love, Marriage & Money, as well as the bestseller, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Money with Mutual Funds.

Rags to Riches


Author: Maggie Ford
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473503183
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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In the 1920s, nobody is safe from scandal... Amy Harrington leads a privileged life out in London society. Her maid, Alice Jordan, lives in the poverty-ridden East End. But when a disgraced Amy is disowned by her parents and fiancé, Alice is the only person she can turn to... Forced to give up her life of luxury, Amy lodges with Alice’s friendly working class family. But while Amy hatches a plan to get revenge on her former love who caused her downfall, Alice finds herself swept into the glittering society her mistress has just lost. And when Amy meets Alice’s handsome older brother Tom, they can only hope that love can conquer all... Will the two girls ever lead the lives they dream of?

Rags to Riches


Author: Brian Adamson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326985817
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Brian Kiwi Adamson deservedly claims title to be one of the 20th Century’s most successful gamblers, nightclub impresarios and bon vivant. In a star-emblazoned career he is the hardest act in the world to follow. From humble beginnings Adamson’s dexterity at the gambling tables attracted the patronage of Caesar’s Palace and Desert Springs in Las Vegas. As a knight of the baccarat table he was befriended by the movie stars and sports personalities of the 1960’s to the 1980s. Adamson was befriended by movie legends like Joan Collins, Bo Derek and Burt Reynolds. The Southampton club impresario kept the company of Mike Tyson, Jackie Stewart and Mohammed Ali. As a casino and fashionable nightspot entrepreneur he was the equal to Peter Stringfellow. As a Lothario he has bedded over 2,000 women and among those seduced was the women courted by Sean Connery. There are millions of books available but just the one title that tells the Brian Kiwi Adamson story. This is it.

From Oil Rags to Riches

How to Live a Life Rich with Purpose
Author: Phil Cicio
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546650973
Category:
Page: 188
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What is holding you back from living the life you want to live? What are you saying you want to do, but not actually doing yet? The better question is to ask why you aren't already living the life you want to live. The answer? Your self-image. Your outer world is an inside job. Whatever you are expressing outside is a direct result of how you see yourself on the inside. In order to change your life, you must change what you believe about yourself. If you focus on what you are currently experiencing, that is all that you will experience. If you focus on your dreams and goals, then they become what you will experience. It's time to start thinking about what you are doing and if you want to go to the end of your days with this story. If that is not the story you want written, then get a pen and start writing a new one. I have taken this journey, and will show you how you can too.

From Rags to Riches: The Oprah Winfrey Story - Celebrity Biography Books | Children's Biography Books


Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1541921615
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 64
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Did you know that Oprah Winfrey was not always rich and successful? She started from nothing and yet she worked hard to achieve her dreams. Hers is a story that will inspire young children to dream and work tirelessly towards that dream. Get to know the real Oprah Winfrey. Read this book today!

Again The Magic


Author: Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061793477
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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She gave him her innocence . . . Lady Aline Marsden was brought up to marry a man of her own class, but from the moment she meets John McKenna, she risks everything to be with him. He gave her his heart Although their love is forbidden, McKenna's passion for the beautiful Aline is too compelling to deny. When their secret is discovered, their world is shattered. McKenna is forced to leave forever, unaware that the only reason Aline has given him up is to save him. Now McKenna has returned, a powerful man determined to take revenge against the woman who broke his heart. But the magic between them burns as fiercely as ever . . . and as McKenna uncovers Aline's deepest secret, together they discover a love that will defy Fate itself.

Rags to Riches

How to Be Great at Automotive Sales!
Author: Kenneth Polino
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450069120
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Are you struggling with automotive sales? Do you long for the secrets to success in this lucrative field? If so, the book you are holding may be worth a fortune to you. In Rags to Riches, the author demonstrates how anyone-including novices and those who have struggled for years-can become great at automotive sales! These step-by-step lessons are the next best thing to having an expert mentor by your side, every day. If the world of automotive sales excites you, but sometimes frustrates you- then this book is truly what you have been looking for; it will transform your thinking, and lift you to any level of success desired!

There Will Be No Miracles Here

A Memoir
Author: Casey Gerald
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735214212
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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"Somehow Casey Gerald has pulled off the most urgently political, most deeply personal, and most engagingly spiritual statement of our time by just looking outside his window and inside himself. Extraordinary." - Marlon James "Staccato prose and peripatetic storytelling combine the cadences of the Bible with an urgency reminiscent of James Baldwin in this powerfully emotional memoir." - BookPage The testament of a boy and a generation who came of age as the world came apart--a generation searching for a new way to live. Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously; for a brief idyll, he and his sister live like Boxcar Children on her disability checks. When Casey--following in the footsteps of his father, a gridiron legend who literally broke his back for the team--is recruited to play football at Yale, he enters a world he's never dreamed of, the anteroom to secret societies and success on Wall Street, in Washington, and beyond. But even as he attains the inner sanctums of power, Casey sees how the world crushes those who live at its margins. He sees how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising. And he sees, most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme. There Will Be No Miracles Here has the arc of a classic rags-to-riches tale, but it stands the American Dream narrative on its head. If to live as we are is destroying us, it asks, what would it mean to truly live? Intense, incantatory, shot through with sly humor and quiet fury, There Will Be No Miracles Here inspires us to question--even shatter--and reimagine our most cherished myths.

Rags to Riches


Author: Amari Manning
Publisher: Verbaleyze Press
ISBN: 9781943865925
Category:
Page: 50
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Amari Manning puts pen to paper in a way that brings fresh light to aspects of the world we too often take for granted.

Rags to riches


Author: M. G. Muthu
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industrialists
Page: 183
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Autobiography of an industrialist, chairman, and managing director of M.G.M. group of companies of Tamil Nadu, India.

From Rags to Riches and Back


Author: Freddie T. Rowbotham
Publisher: ShieldCrest
ISBN: 1907629033
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 81
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The story of my eventful life in detail, from my early years during the Second World War and through my teenage years. From my humble beginnings, to the rise of a wealthy businessman and the fall from grace and back to my poor existence today.

From Riches to Rags


Author: Jaclyn Howell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781640790407
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 78
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Most people anticipate a success story that describes a character's (real life or fictional) triumph from rags to riches. What if we turn the tables and read about an already "lucky" character who was practically born with a silver spoon in her mouth, looks down upon others who have less than her or who don't meet her standards, feels entitled to get what she desires from others, and gets away with countless bullying antics at school since her father knows what strings to pull to get her out of trouble? Meet Serendipity (a.k.a. Serene), who needs to be humbled in her world of entitlement to fill the endless void she is trying to fill. How will she turn from her vacant and selfish ways if she doesn't have God in her life? Does she need to lose everything and go from riches to rags to find her purpose in the life that God intended for her?