10 extremely successful celebrities who failed at first but NEVER GAVE UP

1) Author of the Harry Potter novels J.K. Rowling was on public assistance when she first wrote the original Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone book. Her book was rejected by a dozen publishers and she was told to not quit her day job.

Now – Miss Rowling is estimated by Forbes to be worth $1 billion, with the bulk of her money coming from her books and the Harry Potter film franchise.

2) Michael Jordan failed to make the cut for his highschool basketball team.

Now – Michael Jordan is known as the best basket ball player of all time with a estimated net worth of $1 billion

3) Sir Richard Branson had dyslexia, a learning disability that affects reading comprehension. Branson never finished high school and his first 2 businesses failed

Now – His greatest achievements are knighthood, $4.9 billion and multiple world record ballon achievements.

4) Steve jobs was fired from his own company (Apple computers) selling all his shares in disgust.

Now – He latter came back in 1997 as CEO, turning the failing tech company (which was a few months from bankruptcy) into the most profitable and loved company in the world 

5) Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”

Now – His work is known throughout the world from characters he created like Mickey mouse and Donald duck

6) The first time comedian Jerry Seinfeld walked on stage at a comedy club, he looked out at the audience, froze and was eventually jeered and booed off of the stage.

Now –  Jerry Seinfeld is the wealthiest actor in the world with an estimated net worth of $820 million USD

7) The Beatles when  starting out were told by a record company “we don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out”

Now – Still popular with listeners around the world today. Best selling artist of all time with over 1 billion records sold

8) Brad Pitt dropped out of university, just 2 credits short of a journalism degree, went to Hollywood where he worked outside a fast food restaurant in a giant chicken costume.

Now – 2 academy, 2 golden globe and countless other acting and directing awards. Sexiest Man Alive 1995; Sexiest Man Alive 2000;

9) Musician and rapper Eminem failed 9th grade 3 times and dropped out of high school at 17. When his girlfriend broke up with him and took their newborn away, he attempted suicide.

Now – Countless awards and is the most respected and talented white rapper of all time

10) Henry Ford was bankrupt 5 times before he founded the Ford Motor Company.

Now – In 1945 Henry Ford retired with an estimated wealth of $700 million, and then he died 2 years later. He will always be remembered for his achievements in the automobile industry. HE INVENTED THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CARS! 

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