self-made

[self-meyd]
adjective
1.
having succeeded in life unaided: He is a self-made man.
2.
made by oneself.

Origin:
1605–15

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self-made
 
adj
1.  having achieved wealth, status, etc, by one's own efforts
2.  made by oneself

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He's as daring and heroic as any self-made king ought to be.
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