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By Amy Fennell Christian

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( - Oprah Winfrey. Bill Gates. These aretwo of the most recognizable names in America today, but theyweren't born rich and famous. So was it luck that propelledthem into the spotlight? Hardly.

Both found their niche at a relatively young age--Winfrey at 12,when she earned $500 for a speaking engagement at a church, andGates at 13, when he discovered computers and programming. Bothrecognized the opportunities that could await them if they minedtheir talents--and the rest, as the saying goes, is history.

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