Unfortunately these days many employers and 'fat-cats' can move their assets around to where there's least resistance. Many firms have opened call centres in India to get around paying EU wages (we're among the worst paid in Europe here in Britain - and among the best, depending on your start in life).
Forget about 'rags-to-riches', it's too rare to matter. It's about contacts, who your friends are, who your Dad was, which school you went to. There are places this doesn't apply, but you might have to learn a difficult language like Chinese or Arabic. Even then most Arabic-speaking countries are 'wired-in' to capitalism. And there are too many oligarchs in the Russian Federation to think about getting started there. For most there it's an uphill struggle - the revolution petered out.
Try Tibet or Nepal. They'd welcome you there, but forget about making a fast buck. In India the gap between haves and have-nots is.Himalayan. Africa is a grind these days, unless you're a military adviser or mercenary, but don't get on the wrong side of your paymaster.
You could always try somewhere like New Guinea, pay for your house with a brace of peacock feathers (but there's no corner shop for when you run out of fags or coffee, nor any takeaways except maybe in Port Moresby. If you fall out with the neighbours you might finish up in the pot).
Best stay put, they speak English (after a fashion) and there's probably a MacDonalds where you can get a cheap coffee and mull over the world's problems with a local paper.
Do the crossword, it'll take your mind off things.