Anybody can be an heir or heiress if they’re lucky enough to be born to the right parents. However, it takes a special kind of person to build a fortune from nothing. These amazing entrepreneurs all did just that. Each of the individuals on this list beat the odds and lined their pockets thanks to hard work, great ideas, and a little bit of luck. From tech executives to the queen of talk shows, every single one of these entrepreneurs is changing the world and getting filthy rich in the process. Think you’ve got what it takes to become a billionaire entrepreneur someday? Read on to learn how you can follow in these folks’ footsteps.