Unfortunately, the world isn't fair. The biggest driver of success in life generally stems from how much your parents made and the opportunities presented. For instance, the kid born in rural Appalachia growing up on food stamps is basically screwed in comparison to the NH private school kid when competing for high tier jobs and financial success. However, there are always some outliers that are able to climb from the shit.
What's the story of someone who you've personally interacted with that has the highest come-up? What made them successful?