Before They Were Famous: Legendary Career Failures

Posted September 25, 2013, by Molly Wiltshire-Bridle

With their lavish lifestyles, multi-million dollar mansions and private island getaways, it can be easy to forget that many of our best-known famous faces haven’t always trodden a path paved with gold.

Admittedly, many celebs have had it handed to them on a silver platter (anyone else thinking of a certain celebrity clan with the initials KK?), but most have had to learn the hard way that success is rarely achieved on the first try.

Just like us common folk, film stars, sporting heroes and CEOs alike have all experienced their fair share of career failures and setbacks.

So next time you’re questioning the earthly origins of the rich and famous, take a look at some of their rebukes, rebuffs and outright rejections. It should dish up a wholesome reminder that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!

Molly Wiltshire-Bridle

Academy Xi
AIM Business School
Australasian College of Health and Wellness
Australian Catholic University
Australian College of Physical Education
Australian HR Institute
Australian Institute of Business
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
BCA National Training Group
Builders Academy Australia
Charles Sturt University
College Australia
Deakin University
Dūcere
Edith Cowan University
Ella Bache College
Foundation Education
General Assembly
Griffith University
Hammond Institute
HTMi Australia
James Cook University Online
Kaplan Professional
La Trobe University
MCI Institute
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Mentor Education
Monarch Institute
Monash University
Open Colleges
Patrick Careers Academy
Rose Training Australia
Sarina Russo Institute
St Mark's National Theological Centre
Swinburne Online
The Hotel School
The National Finance Institute
UniSA Online
Upskilled
University of Canberra
Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT)
Open Colleges School of Health