Everyone has had to start somewhere, and at some point these high-profile celebrities had to work humble jobs themselves. Here are a few examples of some of the world’s riches, and their humble first jobs:
Oprah Winfrey: Grocery Store Clerk
Currently one of the biggest names in the showbiz industry, Oprah is known as a talk show host, actress, producer, media proprietor, and philanthropist. Before she was all that though, she started out as a grocery store clerk in Nashville.
Michael Bloomberg: Parking Lot Attendant
The current Mayor of New York City has been praised for his innovative approach at leadership, and is renowned as one of the people responsible for getting New York back to its feet after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Bloomberg, however, actually started out as a parking lot attendant before getting into politics.
Michael Dell: Dishwasher
We see his name plastered on computers everywhere, but before Dell Computers founder and CEO Michael Dell made a name for himself in the computer and electronics industry, Dell actually worked as a dishwasher at a Chinese restaurant.
Stephen King: Gas Pump Attendant
Best-selling author of a lot of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy novels, King is considered as one of the most successful authors, having sold over 350 million copies of his books. Before he got his big break though, Stephen King worked at a filling station pumping gas.
Bill Gates: Congressional Page
Bill Gates is one of the biggest names in the computer industry. This programmer, inventor, business magnate and philanthropist responsible for giving us Microsoft actually had his start as a Congressional page in the Washington State Capitol.
William Watkins: Mental Hospital Orderly
Another tech tycoon from Silicon Valley, William Watkins is CEO of Seagate Technology, but before he got where he is, Watkins started out as a night shift orderly at a mental hospital. helping restrain people who got out of control.
Madonna: Dunkin’ Donuts Crew Member
This world renowned music icon has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. Before her fame and fortune, however, Madonna was a crew member at Dunkin’ Donuts.
Barack Obama: Ice Cream Scooper
The most powerful leader of the free world, Barack Obama is currently working his second term as the President of the United States of America. Before his rise in politics, though, Obama actually worked as an ice cream scooper for Baskin Robbins.
Roman Abramovich: Toy Vendor
One of the biggest business tycoons from Russia, Roman Abramovich owns investment corporation Millhouse LLC, as well as the English Premier League football team Chelsea Football Club.