Smiling Oprah Winfry

75 Percent of Super-High Achievers Come From Troubled Families. Here’s Why

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz grew up in a tough housing project. Oprah Winfrey faced horrifying abuse as a girl. Eleanor Roosevelt’s father drank himself to death. Madonna’s mother died of cancer when she was five.

These aren’t isolated incidents. According to a fascinating Wall Street Journal article by clinical psychologist Meg…

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Jessica Stillman

Jessica Stillman

Top Inc.com columnist/ Editor/ Ghostwriter. Book lover. Travel fiend. Nap enthusiast. https://jessicastillman.com/