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10 celebrities who worked odd jobs before making millions

Do you know about these celebrities worked ordinary jobs, some even with below par wages, before they started earning millions?

You might be jealous of these B-Town and Hollywood celebrities for earning big in the entertainment industry. However, you’d be surprised to know that before they made it big, these superstars worked average odd jobs. Some of them earned even lesser than us!


1. Johnny Depp

Today, Johnny Depp is married to arguably the most beautiful woman in Hollywood, Amber Heard and has multiple mansions. Before he gave us a string of financially successful movies such as Public Enemies and Pirates of the Caribbean, he used to sell ball-points as a phone salesman!


2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

He’s getting rave reviews for his recent successes in Badlahpur and Bajrangi Bhaijaan and why shouldn’t he? Nawazuddin Siddiqui used to be a watchman before he became one of Bollywood’s most sought-after villains!


3. Dilip Kumar

He is regarded as one of the greatest Bollywood actors of all time and was an unrivalled entertainer during his era. Dilip Kumar ruled the Indian film industry for decades and notched several awards. But did you know that he used to sell fruits before he made it big?


4. Rajinikanth 

The superstar of Tollywood and the king of Indian cinema, there’s nothing extraordinary that Rajinikanth couldn’t do, right? Well, you’d be surprised to know that this Indian actor, who now lives a luxurious life, had a very rough life before he became an actor. Rajinikanth used to work as a coolie part-time and was also a bus conductor.


5. Brad Pitt

He’s arguably the most handsome man on the face of the earth as well as one of Hollywood’s most riveting actors. Before his career took off for the better and marrying the affluent Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt used to dress up as a chicken and dance on the streets, for a restaurant named El Pollo Loco!


6. Kanye West

Before Kanye West sold records by the millions and both his ego and earnings skyrocketed, West used to work for the store GAP, folding jeans! Today, he has a net worth of $130 million, whereas his wife Kim Kardashian is worth $85 million.


7. Akshay Kumar

If you’re looking for some inspiration or think that you can’t make it big, nothing will inspire you as much as Akshay Kumar’s story. The Khiladi actor used to sleep on the kitchen floors in Bangkok as a waiter, before he pursued a career in Bollywood.


8. Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda wasn’t always a famous actor and prior to that, he had a tough life in Australia. This man used to work as a waiter in Australia by waiting tables and mopping floors at a Chinese restaurant. I guess we can all agree he’s come a long way since then!


9. Madonna 

The queen of pop music, Madonna has conquered the world by charting hit albums and phenomenal singles throughout the decades such as Like a Virgin or Frozen. However, before being all that, Madonna used to work at Dunkin Donuts and sell pastries for extra cash there!




10. Smriti Irani 

You may never forget the famous Tulsi from Star Plus, will you? Well, now she is a minister in the Indian government and is also a renowned actress in India. However, when she had started out, Smriti Irani had scrubbed floors in McDonalds to help pursue her dream of becoming an actress.



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