10 famous people you didn't know were adopted

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

We see heartwarming stories every now and then of celebrities who have chosen to adopt, but it's not often we get a peek into the childhoods of stars.

Some of these famous people were taken on by family members, and some were taken on by complete strangers; some at birth and some as young children.

Here are 10 people who went on to conquer stardom after being adopted:

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs delivers a keynote address at the 2005 Macworld Expo. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Steve Jobs’ biological father, who was a Syrian refugee, met his biological mother while he was serving as a teaching assistant in Wisconsin. They gave Steve Jobs up for adoption the year he was born, 1955. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, who were unable to have children.

Marilyn Monroe

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