self-made man

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self-made man

One who became successful and/or wealthy through hard work and not by inheritance or help from others. Joe is a self-made man who worked long, hard hours to turn his small business into a large, successful company.
See also: man
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The richest women in the world are still by and large wealthy by virtue of marrying or inheriting money but the number of self made women is on the rise.
In a nutshell, the majority of the world's richest women got that way through marriage or inheritance, however the number of self made women is on the rise and it is Chinese women who are taking the lead.
Walker, born to an ex-slave mother and white father, became one of this nation's wealthiest self made women and the first to charter a bank.