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Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person in the world. But it wasn’t always that way. As Business Insider notes, Bezos was literally flipping burgers as a teenager. Yes, he actually worked at McDonald’s.
Business Insider has listed a number of other examples, and we’ve condensed it to our favorite five below, including Bezos.
Bill Gates – Long before Gates became one of the richest man in the world, he was attending the Lakeside School in Seattle, where he started writing gamer code at 13. Per Biography.com, he eventually went into business with Paul Allen, and the rest is history.
Warren Buffet – Buffett had a number of early jobs including delivering newspapers and selling golf balls. When he didn’t get into Harvard Business School at age 16, he instead went to Columbia, and eventually got into financial services.
Jay-Z – At 20, Jay-Z was just another up-and-coming rapper, who was trying to make an honest living, per Biography.com. It wasn’t until he co-founded Roc-a-Fella Records in 1996, when he was 27, that he gained the notoriety that he has today.
Barack Obama – Per Biography.com, after graduating high school in Hawaii, Obama attended Harvard Law School, where he was named the first black president of the Harvard Law Review (that’s him in the center of the picture above).
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