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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

5 Billionares Who Were Once Fired From Their Jobs Before they Became Filthy Rich

Most of us live with the constant fear that we might get fired. “Might this be the day when the boss decides I have become irrelevant? Well, you know how that goes.

It’s comforting to know that some of the most successful people in the world have also been let go.

Here is a list of most successful people in the world who were once fired from their job.

1.Walt Disney.
In 1919, Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star. According to his editor, he "lacked 
imagination and had no good ideas."

Don’t you find that funny considering that Walt Disney moved on to become animator, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon,[3] and philanthropist, well known for his influence in the field of entertainment? 

He co-founded the Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world.


When Madonna dropped out of college and moved to New York to find fame, she had a rough start. Strapped for cash, she took a job at Dunkin' Donuts in Times Square. She didn't even last a day. After squirting jelly filling all over a customer, her managers gave her the boot.

The Material Girl went through several fast food and waitressing jobs before she was introduced to the city's punk rock music scene in 1979.
These low-paying gigs were necessary at first, but Madonna knew she was meant to be a star.

3.Oprah Winfrey.
Evening news reporter Oprah Winfrey couldn't help but get emotionally invested in her stories. The producer of Baltimore's WJZ-TV got fed up and pulled her off the air. As a consolation, he offered her a role on a daytime TV show.

Winfrey was initially heartbroken. At the time, daytime TV was a huge step down from the evening news. Her sadness quickly faded as the show, People Are Talking, became a hit.
That success help Oprah find her true calling as a talk show host.

4.Elvis Presley.
Elvis may be the king of rock 'n' roll but he hit some major setbacks on his way to the top. After one performance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the concert hall's manager told the singer he was better off returning to Memphis and his old career, driving trucks.

Luckily for modern music, he didn't. Presley continued to book shows in the area and eventually landed a spot on a tour with Hank Snow, the then biggest star in country music.

5. JK Rowling 
She worked as a secretary for the London office of Amnesty International, but she dreamed of being a writer. She secretly wrote stories on her work computer and daydreamed about a teenage wizard named Harry Potter. Her employers finally got fed up and gave her the boot. Her severance check helped support her over the next few years, when she finally decided to focus on writing.

Today, she's the multi-billionaire author of one of the most successful book series of all time.

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