The first profession of the most successful people in the world
Not all modern billionaires were born with a silver spoon in his mouth and millions behind. Many of them started literally from the bottom.
Here are some very unexpected success stories of the richest people of our time, whose first profession does not tally with their present billions. What a pity that not all of us have worked so hard in my 12 years.
President of Virgin
Status: $ 4, 8 billion.
First job: The seller of Christmas trees.
The first business of the future founder of the Virgin empire has been growing and selling Christmas trees before Christmas. However, it does not matter, since all the shoots were killed rabbits. Branson's first successful business can be considered school Student magazine, which he founded in 15 years.
one of the founders of Facebook
Net Worth: $ 34, 9 billion.
First job: Facebook Owner.
Mark - an exception to every rule. One of the few billionaires who have achieved success on their own and without the professional failures and setbacks. He's still working on his first job.
filmmaker, creator of "Star Wars"
Net Worth: $ 5 billion.
First job: Assistant teacher.
The main "Jedi" modern directing began with the fact that during his studies at the University of Southern California cadets trained US Marine art documentaries.
President of Dell
Net Worth: $ 18, 2 billion.
First job: busboy in a Chinese restaurant.
While studying in high school, Dell creates an already serious at the time the business - philatelic exchange, earning the first brand dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant.
founder of Tesla Motors, PayPal and SpaceX
Net Worth: $ 11, 9 billion.
First job: Creator of video games.
In 10 years at its first learned computer programming on their own, and 12 he sold his first program - the game Blastar - for $ 500. Now he is funding the construction of a personal space shuttle. Better. Simply. Can not be.
founder of Amazon
Net Worth: $ 34, 7 billion.
First job: Working at McDonald's.
As a child, he worked on his father's farm. One summer day, as a teenager, Bezos worked at McDonald's, and a year after he first displayed his entrepreneurial talent, launching his first start-up - Science Camp for teenagers.
the former CEO of Microsoft Corporation
Net Worth: $ 21, 5 billion.
First job: Assistant Manager for confectionery products.
Microsoft CEO began with assistant manager of confectionery products in the bakery Duncan Hines' Moist & Easy Cakes and Brownies, for which he was often teased at school.
co-founder of WhatsApp
Status: $ 6, 8 billion. First Job: Cleaner.
History of co-founder of WhatsApp today is inspiring for many aspiring entrepreneurs. After immigrating to the United States Yang helped his mother to fight cancer. At age 16 he was sweeping the floor at your local grocery store. I dropped out of college to work at Yahoo.
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman of the Board of Directors, the largest in the history of benefactor
Net Worth: $ 72, 3 billion.
First job: newsboy, the seller of the chewing gum.
Buffett began work at the age of 6 years. Then he went from door to door and selling American families a chewing gum. In addition, he managed to distribute the newspaper every morning.
Net Worth: $ 22, 4 billion.
First job: Assistant in the newspaper.
Co-founder and chairman of Nike Phil Knight was so upset that his father refused to take him to work in his newspaper Oregon Journal, that went to the competition, and all night filled the standings, and walked slowly to his dream. Just do it, as they say.
We must always remember that success does not come instantly and by itself. "The secret of a successful life - is to realize that you are meant to do, and do it" - Henry Ford is not bad advise.