Revolutions always come from the haves, not the have nots.
The American revolution was the powerful landholders against the powerful government in Whitehall (and was won via lobbying/bribery in London, not on the battlefield). The American civil war was the landed gentry fighting to save their capital (i.e. slaves) against mechanization and increased opposition to slavery in the north.
The French Revolution was not the revolution of the sans coulottes as it was portrayed -- Danton et all were all well education scions of the aristocracy and merchant class. Napoleon was from the provinces, but was wealthy enough to buy a commission under the King.
Lenin and Trotsky were well educated (OK, Stalin was not). Ho Chi Minh attended the Sorbonne. Nehru, Jinna et al met at Oxford.