When fate hasn’t dealt you the best hand in life, it’s easier to complain than to work change it. But throughout history, there have been people who just grab the whole deck for themselves, rising from those humble beginnings to seize more power than anyone could have ever thought possible. As we’re about to tell you, sometimes even the lowliest peasants can rise to the highest stations.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!