Documentaries on Rags to Riches Needed
October 4, 2011 12:39 AM   Subscribe

Looking for documentaries online on rags to riches success stories - about people who made it despite the odds, on a shoe string.
posted by watercarrier to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Well, so it was a steel cable rather than a shoestring, but Man On Wire is about an against all odds stunt that transformed both a career and a failing real estate project.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:16 AM on October 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

Andrew Carnegie (PBS documentary), who built himself up from poor immigrant to, oh, arguably the richest man in the entire world?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:22 AM on October 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

There's a PBS documentary on Harry Truman that's interesting. He pretty much started with nothing.
posted by iscavenger at 10:48 AM on October 4, 2011

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