I don't have a CS degree, but I have got a job at Microsoft, started my own software company, and now written this book on programming. I have of course had varying degrees of success at these endeavors, and sometimes still feel like an impostor, but the point is that you can do a lot without a CS degree.
There's also the fact that "success" is subjective. What I can say with a lot of confidence is that (with some work!) you can make a living off of programming without a CS degree.
On my planet I'm considered quite beautiful. Thanks to the poetry in this tiny ad:
SKIP - a book about connecting industrious people with elderly land owners