Someone who comes from low origins and against all odds, breaks out of his inherited social position, climbs up the social ladder and creates a new identity for himself.
Benjamin Franklin was a self-made man, who rose from being a son of a candle-maker to the one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
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A trans man is the real self-made man because getting rich requires help from other people.
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