Compiled by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz 5/13
Here are the first Jobs of some of the most famous people we know or should know – listed in alpha order for your beta test.
Richard Branson\Virgin Group $B – published a Newsletter in High School, then dropped out to start a Record Shop, later a Recording Company, Airlines, and eventually 400 companies around the World – including one that’s going to go into Space.
Garth Brooks/Singer, was a Salesman in a Western Boot Store, just months before setting world records with his release in Country Music.
Warren Buffett 2nd Richest $B was Investing by 11 & started a Business at 13 – Horse Racing Tip Sheet. In HS, it was 3 Pin Ball Machines. It costs $123K to buy a Share of his Stock that has invested in hundreds of name USA companies. He now donates 85% of his wealth.
James Cameron/Filmaker of Titantic proportions started out as a Truck Driver, but started working on Screen Plays. At 24 made his 1st film – and each one kept getting bigger until Titantic.
George Clooney/Actor, even tho’ had a bit part at age 5, he dropped out of College to become a Tobacco Picker. The son of his Aunt Rosemary (a 1940s Singer/Actor), got him a job as an Extra in a Calif film. He preferred that to heavy labor, so he moved to LA and took odd jobs in between some TV roles. These roles became more steady and he got is big break as a regular on the “ER” TV show. His popularity got him more roles in movies and he soared to the top.
Bill Cosby/Actor/Comedian, started shining Shoes at 9 and later got a Stocker job at a Super Market. He dropped out of HS to join the US Navy, and later dropped out of College to become a stand-up Comedian. He became more popular, landed on the Tonight Show, then did albums – which got him 5 Grannies, er Grammies. With this humor, Cosby’s first acting assignment, in the espionage series “I Spy” (1965-1968), made him the first black actor to star in a dramatic role on network TV. Cosby’s most successful work, “The Cosby Show”, appeared on NBC from 1984 to 1992, and was the highest-ranking sitcom for 5 consecutive years.
(Continued in Premium Content with Tom Cruise, Michael Dell, Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Bill Gates & many others)