There are so many rich people in India, billionaires who are also local and global investors. All of them have a different storyline on how they manoeuvred their way to reach onto that level of ‘’having it all.’’ But there are those who showed no sign of making it in life, they came from very humble backgrounds where even purchasing a half loaf would be a story in the whole village. They still managed to collect all the factors of production, invest and propel themselves to the place where they are today. Let’s have a look at some of them.
- Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Avul is an identity worth anybody’s attention. His father was a boat owner who used to do fishing to make a living. Knowing that his father was poor, he started working as a newspaper vendor when he was still in school. He graduated from high school and studied aerospace engineering. He is acknowledged for being among the instrumental people who took part in building nuclear energy in India. He later became the 11th president of India in 2002, something that even his family members thought it was a dream.
- Sushil Kumar
This humble man resided in Baprola, a town that is located in New Delhi. His father was a bus driver who used to ferry people from one place to another. His mother was a house maid who used to work for the tycoons to make living. Despite all this poverty, Sushil managed to become the best wrestling champion and he won the Arjuna awards. He is also the only Indian to have won the Olympic medal twice.
- Mohammad Shami
During his tender age of between 5 and 8 years, the only thing Shami knew was farming and keeping livestock. Today he is an iconic cricket player that is shaking the world’s best players and winning regular prizes from a wide range of competitions. Shami was a son of peasants who used to sell farm products to make a living. Besides facing school fee shortages, even food to eat and clothes to wear was a problem. His wonderful cricket playing skills have gotten the attention of every cricket lover or fan, and now he is among the best-rated players not only in India but the whole world at large. Who would have imagined that the son of two peasants would one day become among the great cricket champions of this globe?
The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, we all have the potential of having a bright future if we work hard.