Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself. Sometimes you do not consider that what’s going to be the end all what matters to you is a start, to get started anyway. You will be surprised to know that some billionaires were once the ordinary people working and delivering stuff to your grandparents.
Here is the list of surprising jobs, your inspirations did once.
1)Washing Dishes at Chinese Restaurant
Billionaire: Michael Dell
Net worth: $15.9 billion
How can you Imagine the Cofounder and CEO of the Dell, Michael Dell, one of the leading seller of personal computer to be washing dishes in a Chinese restaurant at the age of 12 and was happy when he got promoted to be a water boy and then in the same year he became the assistant maitre d’ and then moving on to the Mexican restaurant, selling subscription to Huston Post on the phone. Later at the age of 13 he moved on to coin and stamp store and when people come up to sell their rings or silver he try to negotiate with them to buy it at a good price. He did all that to fund his hobbies which was basically investing, which is quite obvious for a son of a financial consultant to indulge in.
Billionaire: Bill Gates
Net worth: $72 billion
The Harvard dropout, the wealthiest individual, a shrewd business man and a founder of Microsoft have lived his passion since his childhood who started as a computer programmer for TRW in high school, who was doing a project in PDP-10s.
3)Behind the grill at McDonald
Billionaire: Jeff Bezos
Net worth: $27.2 billion
The founder and CEO of Amazon.com, were working behind the grill of the McDonald’s where he had to clean gallons of ketchup off the floor, never worked at a cash register and today he is the biggest seller.
4)Newspaper Delivery Service
Billionaire: Warren Buffett
Net worth: $47 billion
The man with the most successful strategies of Investment and the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathway, the ninth leading public company in the world, always looked for business opportunities and for that reason he started a pinball machine business while he was in high school. His first job, at the age 13, was running a newspaper delivery business on his bicycle.
5)Starting a little company called Facebook
Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg
Net worth: $19.8 billion
The owner of the world’s favorite social networking website, Facebook, was his first job he ever started from his Harvard University dormitory room as a student directory to be used as a photo address book which later spread it to another school. One brilliant idea had turn turned him into a billionaire.
6)Picking and Selling Walnuts
Billionaire: Charles Schwab
Net worth: $3.7 billion
The man who who is considered as the steel magnate and an owner of the second largest steel maker in the united states, Bethlehem Steel, was used to search the woods in his neighborhood for English walnuts and used to sell them in 100-pound sack for $5. And later he starts raising chickens, sold their eggs and had around 25 chickens by the age of 13. While he was 14 he moved on to golf and became caddy!
7)Hired at the Grocery store
Billionaire: Oprah Winfery
Net worth: $2.7 billion
The women born to an unwed teenage mother, living the life poverty, when went to Tennessee University on full scholarship she got herself a job at the corner grocery shop, next to her father’s barber shop, where she wasn’t even allowed to talk to customers. Later she dived into broadcast media, working in Nashville station, later moved on to television and became the youngest news anchor. Today she is the Emmy winner and the richest African American.
8) Parking Attendant at John Hopkins
Billionaire: Michael Bloomberg
Net worth: $31 billion
The Mayor of New York belonged to a middle class ordinary family, the son of the bookkeeper had gone to John Hopkins and Harvard and was working as a parking lot attendant while studying at John Hopkins. He initially had a wall street job. He was working with Salomon Brothers, Wall street Investment Bank, and then soon became the partner. He now owns Bloomberg L.P, that has revolutionized the data security system.
Billionaire: Giorgio Armani
Net worth: $8.5 billion
The founder of and International Italian Fashion house, particularly noticed for his men’s wear was once aspired to a career in medicine, later moving on to army because of his studies and after spending sleepless nights in hospital he decided to pursue a different career. And then he got his first job at a Milan department store La Rinascente where he used to display windows and after four years of that he started his own line of men’s clothing.
Net worth: $1.35 billion
The CEO of Under Armour, the leading manufacturer of sports accessories, the youngest of five brothers, started cutting lawns in Maryland at the age of ten, for which he used to get $15 to $30 per lawn during summer. He told that he ended up making up $150/week. Later he started selling bracelets at grateful Dead Show.