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The First Jobs of 10 Famous People (Infographic)

Last edit April 29, 2016

Do you dream of being successful and famous one day but you're stuck in a difficult job situation? Don't worry, you're not alone. 

Before these super successful people became millionaires, they were ordinary people just like us. Well, maybe not, but they too were trying to make a dime here and there to pay the bills.

Steve Jobs said: "If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?" If your answer was no, it's about time to change it!

If you have a dream or a great idea, go right ahead and pursue it because maybe you're sitting on a goldmine and you don't even know about it. 

It's alright if you're currently making burgers at McDonalds or washing dishes at a local pub. Lots of super successful people built up their careers after years of doing low-paid service jobs. The best thing is that even a shitty job can teach you loads of valuable lessons.

For example, Barack Obama said his seasonal job at an ice cream shop made him value any kind of work and taught him diligence and responsibility.

Another example is Elon Musk who said his dirty shoveling job taught him to think economically and know the real value of money. He started to like the idea of earning money not for the sake of being rich but as a necessary means to achieve his greater goals.  

So, if you don't like your job, just quit and do what you think you were made for. All it takes is perseverance, passion and a little bit of talent.

If you're that lucky to have all of it, maybe one day your name will end up in a similar list as this one.

Look at what these 10 great people did for a living before they became rich and famous. Have you ever wondered what were the first jobs of famous people?

The First Jobs of Famous People


  • Katka Mrvova, Career Blogger at Kickresume
  • Katka Mrvova
    Career Blogger
    Author of Kickresume's popular ebook "The Jobseeker's Guide to the Galaxy". Avid traveller, photographer and recently also a fashion designer. The first writer to ever contribute to Kickresume's blog.

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