Success doesn’t come overnight, and life isn’t always a piece of cake. It is not only sunshine and rainbows in a star’s life. Here are six celebrities who have been fired from their jobs before becoming famous.
Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first job as a news reporter in Baltimore’s WJZ-TV because she was too emotional. Her producer said that “she was unfit for the television news.”
J.K. Rowling was fired from the secretary job at the London office of Amnesty because she brainstormed and wrote stories instead of working.
Walt Disney was fired from a cartoonist job at the Kansas City Star Newspaper because he was not creative enough. His editor said, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
The Pop queen was fired from her first record label. The reason why she was booted is unknown, but some say that the label lost patience with Lady Gaga’s creative process.
Hugh Jackman was fired from counter duty at 7-Eleven for being a chatterbox. “I got fired after six weeks because the boss said I talked too much to the customers,” he had said in an interview.
The tech millionaire was not born with a silver spoon. He was not technically fired from his software salesman job. Cuban was about to close a big deal worth $15,000. He thought his manager would be thrilled. To his surprise, he wasn’t. Instead, his manager wanted him to clean the windows and sweep the floor of his new store. He decided to quit and to start his own company.