14 Pictures of Celebrities Before They Became Famous

When we read news about successful businessmen or famous actors, we don’t think about how the Oscar nominee once worked in a diner or how the CEO of a famous company once bought clothes in a flea market. But photos from “previous lives” don’t lie: many people had to go a long way before they got on the cover of Forbes.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, sits at his desk (1999). 18 years later, he became the richest person in the world.

Chris Pratt used to live in a van. Back then, he didn’t know that he was holding the script for Cursed Part 3. It was the beginning of his movie career.

Students Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham

"She is still the best darn changemaker I have ever known.” —Bill Clinton

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Dwayne Johnson: “I was hustlin’ stolen cars from crackheads for 40 bucks.”

Firefighter Steve Buscemi 4 years before the start of his career



In 1940, Norma Jeane Baker took a self-portrait in a telephone booth. A few years later, she would be known as Marilyn Monroe.



Mark Zuckerberg and his friends worked on Thefacebook.com in a rented house. At that time, The Facebook was only one year old.

Steve Jobs in school. In the group photo, he’s in electronics class (third from the right).

Rihanna used to be a cadet (second from the right).



Coco Chanel in 1910. She opened a hat store that year.

17-year-old Elon Musk on his relatives’ farm

19-year-old 50 Cent was charged with drug dealing.

The future Princess Diana with her pony

18-year-old Gal Gadot, the future Wonder Woman, was in the military (far right).

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