2. Annie Leibovitz
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Despite her incredible skills at capturing the most unique and thought-provoking photographic images, Annie Leibovitz’ life has been fraught with difficulties both financial and otherwise. Back in 2005, the photographer found herself needing to borrow $24 million, placing her entire photography collection down as collateral. The same year saw the tragic loss of both of her parents along with her partner, Susan Sontag. But along with loss came the hope of new life with the surrogate birth of her twin babies. Leibovitz battled through the pain of grief and the struggles of parenting and came out on top. It’s a shame she had to lose so much to gain her footing.