self-made man

Definition

noun
a man who is rich and successful because of his own work, not because he inherited money or position

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Steve Jobs is a perfect model of a self-made man, what he did by creating Apple is just an amazing story.

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He called himself a self-made man because he became rich all on his own and with no help from friends, or family.

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The son of a ditch digger the self-made man worked three jobs before investing in his first computer which ultimately set the foundation for him to become one of the world's top computer programmers.

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