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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Chapters include "Decisions Create Environment," in which Joyce discusses how individuals can create their own destiny rather than being driven by events, and "The Myth of the Self-Made Man," in which he expounds on the tenet that people cannot achieve on their own; it takes mentors, family, and friends.
Being a self-made man with his investments, he recognised the transformative nature of a library, what it can do for people," the library's executive director Jerry Carbone said.
Dr Shetty, a self-made man who rose to prominence, started his career in Abu Dhabi as a pharmacist and later he ventured into healthcare and remittance business.
Gamlin's Music Centre's Mary Parsons, 73, said: "He was a self-made man, he was helpful, kind and very well liked.
He is a self-made man - a fact that has to be respected.
Irving Wexler, son-in-law to a rabbi with a son of his own in med school, may sound like the ideal Jewish self-made man.
Dinesh Patel, an electronic services technician from the town of Anand, is, however, more optimistic, and declares that it would be great if a self-made man like Modi becomes the country's next prime minister.
HE HAS been a lawyer, a self-made man, a business champion and a politician.
She said: "Dad is a self-made man and he wants us also to be like that.
This star-studded bio for general readers explores the public and private sides of a self-made man, from his rough childhood through his military service, career, and four marriages.
A self-made man, Mohammad Al Afassi started his career as a soldier in the military corps and then started elementary school very late.
Here are just a few examples: JEREMY HUNT The Health Secretary is a self-made man with a PS4.
I read quoting greatest He has drive and passion which this city has been lacking for many years - and he is a self-made man, making himself into a millionaire by way of his business achievements.
Let us call my very new good friend the Self-Made Man.