I need a single word that describes someone who has become successful through their own efforts, especially when they started the success path alone and without anybody's support? Such people build their personality and their lives themselves; they experience many things and go through lots of ups and downs of life to reach where they want to be.
Here, the word "successful" represents success from the financial, educational, emotional, experiential etc. point of view and not only "financially"!
I know the two terms "self-made" and "self-taught", but Cambridge Dictionary says that this "self-made" mostly refers to someone who financially has made themselves, and the term "self-taught" is used to describe someone who has learned a particular skill him/herself.