The Most Famous People That Were Fired from Work.


Madonna is known to have worked at Dunkin’ Donuts and even the impressive Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) worked at a 7-Eleven.


It’s fair to say that most employers would tolerate a lot of mistakes from a famous celebrity. Of course, most celebrities wouldn’t be taking a mundane job.

However, the majority of celebrities did do ‘regular’ jobs before they became famous. In fact, many stars faced extreme hardship growing up and found themselves taking any job to get ends to meet. You may be surprised by the number of stars who were fired from jobs

Madonna is known to have worked at Dunkin’ Donuts and even the impressive Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) worked at a 7-Eleven.


The list of stars who were fired before becoming successful confirms that anything is possible:


Meet The Most Famous People That Were Fired From Work Before They Were Famous - Robert Redford

Robert Redford is generally revered as one of the best actors of his generation. However, when he was young, he was one of the stars who were fired before becoming successful. When he was young he worked for Standard Oil, after falling asleep in a tank he was cleaning and then managed to break several cases of glass bottles.

At that point, his employer had to let him go.


– Robert Redford



– Snoop Dogg

Perhaps one of the most famous stars who were fired from jobs is Snoop Dogg. He initially worked as a bag boy at his local grocery store. Unfortunately, he was found stealing the groceries instead of bagging them, he was fired. Of course, today he is an awesome rapper and incredibly successful.







But, in keeping with many famous people that were fired from work, she used to work as a waitress. It was working there she got her first record contract. However, because Lady Gaga took too long to complete her creative process they fired her. That is one decision they probably regretted.



















Liam Neeson may be the most famous of all the famous people that were fired from work. He has starred in some of the best Hollywood movies in recent years. But, before he made it big he worked as a teacher in a regular school.

However, one of his students pulled a knife on him and he had to defend himself. Despite this incident being justified the school fired him. Of course, this led to a great acting career so maybe it was the right decision!


– Liam Neeson



– Madonna

The Queen of Pop is instantly recognizable wherever she is on the planet. But, before she became famous she was also a star who was fired from her day job! She used to work at Dunkin’ Donuts but wasn’t great at handling rude customers.

One customer was so rude she squirted jelly on them. In retrospect, it was classic Madonna and part of what made her such a success.





– J.K Rowling

There are few people that haven’t heard of Harry Potter, whether they have watched the movies or read the books, her stories will have touched their lives.

But, before she became the first author to be worth $1 billion, she worked as a secretary for Amnesty International. However, they didn’t like her using the computer for personal business and fired her.





 – Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is known as an actor and an Irish heartthrob. But, prior to this, he worked as a waiter, despite not being good at carrying plates. It appears his employer noted the issue and never asked him to come back.







 – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs will forever be associated with Apple because he helped to build the company from nothing. But, what you may not have realized is that in the early days he was fired from the company. After a short spell running a computer company, he was allowed to return to Apple and led the launch of the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The rest is history.






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