Monthly Archives: February 2012

13 People Who Came to America with Nothing and Made a Fortune

The American Dream drew nearly 14 million immigrants to the U.S. in the past decade. The belief that anyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps resonates in America more than any other country in the world.

But success is never guaranteed — there are high risks involved. 

We’ve compiled a list of 13 immigrants who came to the U.S. with practically nothing and emerged as testaments to hard work, passion and the will to succeed. And they have the money and acclaim to show for it…