5. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is currently worth around $300 million but this is not to say that things have always been good for her. The world renowned pop star decided not to go to college and instead pursue her dancing career.
This did not go well with her mother and she had to leave home at the age of eighteen after they had a fight. She could not afford to rent a house and she had to sleep on the sofa in a dance studio. She said that was what she wanted to do and as we can see, it paid off.