Ben Franklin was the 15th of 17 children. He was also the son of a candlemaker. He only had two years of formal education. At age 17 Franklin left home and traveled to Philadelphia where he created an enormously successful printing business.

Ben Franklin is just one of America’s favorite leaders who came from a humble upbringing. Check out the infographic below presented by to learn about other leaders and their humble backgrounds.

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Leaders From Humble Beginnings


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