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10 People Who Were Fired Before They Became Popular and Rich

By SiliconIndia  |   Sunday, 10 February 2013, 19:14 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore: ‘You are fired!’, ‘We don’t need you anymore!’, ‘Please clean up your work station; someone else is coming there!’…these are some of the scariest sentence in any employee’s life. This might be the end of the world for most of the employees.

Losing a job can break down any employee. It makes the world go blank for the employee. It can decrease the confidence of any employee and also can lead to circumstances where the employee starts thinking about suicide.

For some people, losing their jobs proved to be extremely lucky for them. It was because they were fired from their jobs, the world knows them now. Here is the list of 10 people who became popular across the globe after getting fired from their jobs as reported by ‘’.

1. Madonna

Madonna is the best selling female recording artist of all times. She was also named one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" by Time magazine.

Before becoming a pop star, she used to work as a waitress at Dunkin' Donuts. She was fired from her job on the very first day for squirting jelly over a customer.

Losing her job on the first day turned her destiny towards the peak of fame and the entire world started humming her tune.

2. Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is the king of ‘rock & roll’. He is also one of the most admired music idols in the world.

Before he stepped into his musical journey, he used to be a truck-driver in an electrical company. It was during these days, when he went for an audition in a band for a lead vocalist.

He was thrown out of the band as they didn’t like his voice at all. They also suggested him to return to his previous job and drive trucks.

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Reader's comments(4)
1: If the fire in you is intact, what if you are fired?!
Posted by:udayan - 11 May, 2013
2: The entry about Elvis Presley is incorrect. Elvis was never thrown out of any band. The writer is referreing to Elvis' audition appearance for the Grand Ol' Opry in 1956 when he was told he would be "better off driving a truck".
Posted by:Brian Quinn - 11 Feb, 2013
it's all the same brother.....
not to make the person feel offended, words can be placed in a better way to convey the same message.
mindcracker Replied to: Brian Quinn - 14 Feb, 2013
4: Good read.
Posted by:Gia - 10 Feb, 2013
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