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Top 7 Places to Strike it Rich in North America

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Striking it rich in Hollywood, California.

Hollywood, California

In the 1930s Lana Turner was discovered while sitting at a soda counter, and became one of the silver screen's iconic leading ladies.

More recently, Brook Busey-Maurio (under the pen name "Diablo Cody") sold her first screenplay. That turned into the movie Juno, which led to the cable TV series United States of Tara.

So if you're beautiful or talented or have at least one great idea, Hollywood might be your ticket to riches.

Then again, it could be all you need is luck and timing.

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