Every success comes with a price, even though all people see is the wealth, fame and glory.
For success to become possible, there has to be a seed of hard work, determination, focus and a plan. Success can hardly ever be born out of mere luck and wishful saying.
The odd jobs of these nine famous people before they became successful would truly inspire you not to give up on yourself.
1. BARACK OBAMA
Even the president of the world’s most powerful country didn’t have it easy and his first job never painted a picture of one who would go on to be president of the United States.
He got his first job as a counter boy at Baskin-Robbins — a huge ice cream store in the U.S.
2. ASHTON KUTCHER
Before you look at him like the actor he is today, Ashton dropped out of college to pursue his career as a model; he swept cereal dust at a General Mills factory and also sold blood for extra cash to help with his expenses.
3. OPRAH WINFREY
You can call her the ‘Queen of talk show’ and one of the world’s richest women with her assets valued at $3billion.
According to Forbes, Oprah had a difficult childhood filled with struggles and poverty. As a teenager, she worked at a corner grocery store next to her father’s barber shop.
4. BRAD PITT
One of the top Hollywood stars of today and married to Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt never had it easy. He was two credits short of graduating from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism.
He dropped out of college and went to L.A. Before his success began, he drove exotic dancers, delivered refrigerators and even wore a chicken suit and danced for el Pollo Loco.
5. KANYE WEST
One of the biggest and richest rappers in the world today and he’s also making waves in the fashion world, Kanye West also had a retail job where he folded cloths at The Gap.
6. WARREN BUFFETT
When you talk about billionaires, Warren Buffett is always in the picture. He’s one of the worlds richest men today, but in his younger days, he worked as a delivery boy, delivering copies of Washington Post in the mornings.
7. DONALD TRUMP
Aspiring American president and billionaire real estate man, Donald Trump also had an odd first job. Even though he grew up in a wealthy family, his father had him pick up empty soda bottles and redeem it for cash, so that he would know the value of money.
8. GEORGE CLOONEY
The ever popular George Clooney also had his own share of pain before success. At 16, he couldn’t get into Cincinnati reds baseball team. He also dropped out of college as he pursued a course in journalism. Before moving to L.A, he was a shoe salesman and tobacco farmhand and also held other odd jobs before he became successful.
9. ANGELINA JOLIE
She’s been a top actress for a very long time now, and you would hardly call her without mentioning Brad Pitt and the famous movie Mr and Mrs Smith.
Before the success, Angelina Jolie pursued a course in mortuary science because she was disappointed in how her grandfather’s burial was conducted, she didn’t receive her certificate and went on to appear in music videos and then films till she became the superstar we now know her as.
Not everyone goes on to have a high paying first job, not everyone had an instant success in their first business. They also felt like giving up at one time, but the huge difference is that they didn’t — they kept on pushing till they achieved their dreams. Why don’t you?