1. Walt Disney – The creator of Mickey Mouse, was accused of lack of creativity and had no good idea.
2. Steve Jobs – The man responsible for the iPhone, the iPod, and the iPad was fired from his own company Apple. Today, he is known as the father of the digital revolution.
3. Steven Spielberg – Known for the director of blockbusters like ‘ET’ and ‘Jurassic Park’; was rejected from a prestigious film school three times. The film school now has a building named after him.
4. Henry Ford – First two companies failed. Went bankrupt five times. Later he built one of the most successful car companies in the world.
5. Richard Branson – He suffered from dyslexia and had major cognitive problems. Also dropped from high school. Now he is the famous Virgin Atlantic tycoon.
6. Abraham Lincoln – The sixteenth president of the United States is regarded as one of the greatest presidents in the history of the USA. Earlier he went through humiliating demotion in the army, a series of failed businesses and repeated defeat at elections.
7. Michael Jordan – Regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time; was rejected from high school basketball team.
8. Albert Einstein – Nobel prize winner in physics couldn’t even read till the age of seven. Expelled from school.
9. JK Rowling – The creator of the Harry Potter series struggled as a single mother raising her child in absolute poverty. Rowling was living on government welfare when she wrote her first Harry Potter book.
10. Amitabh Bachchan – He is one of the most iconic actors alive today. He was rejected from All India Radio for his voice. First 12 films were flops.
11. Oprah Winfrey – The host of the most successful talk show in the world was raped at 9. Fired from a news channel for not being fit for TV.