Bill Gates’ first business failed.

Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was four years old.

Walt Disney was fired from an early job because “he was not creative enough”.

Jim Carrey used to be homeless.

Bethany Hamilton had her arm bitten off by a shark. 


Benjamin Franklin dropped out of school at age ten.

Richard Branson has dyslexia.

Stephen King’s first novel was rejected 30 times.

Oprah Winfrey gave birth at age 14 and lost her child.

Kris Carr turned her cancer into a business of hope and healing.


Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.

Franklin Roosevelt became partially paralyzed at 39.

Charlize Theron witnessed her mother kill her father.

Steven Spielberg was rejected from USC, twice.

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