November 21, 2018

Top 5 Celebrities Who Had The Audacity To Push On even After Their Rejections And Failures

Today, we have a lot of great Men and Women who became successful in different fields and became the best version of themselves. They went through many rejections and failures before getting to where they are today, but they didn't let those adversities to quit them rather they used it as stepping stones to their destination and that should be a motivation for us all. This is why I have made this list. 

Top 5 Celebrities Who Had The Audacity To Push On Even After Their Rejections And Failures 

5) Oprah Winfrey 
The Billionaire Mogul actually went through a lot before her success. Oprah was born in rural 1950s Mississippi to an impoverished teenage mother. She suffered abuse from the age of 9 and ran away from home at the age of 13 only for her to become pregnant at 14 and loose her first child

But with guts and courage, Oprah turned the tables and from this disastrous upbringing. She moved to Tennessee to live with her Father, and she excelled in school. She did well in speech and debates and also won a state beauty pageant. She was all these while working part-time reading news for a local radio station until she earned a scholarship to a college at Tennessee State. She became a power house of a woman in colleges and majored in Communications. There was a publicity campaign before her debut on a debut on a network. Oprah was thrust into the spotlight into with high expectations but she failed and was blamed for the show failure. 

But Oprah didn't give up but rather took stock of the situation and realized that while she loved Television, she preferred human interest to hard news. All her soul searching paid off, she took a job co-hosting a show called people are talking about Richard Sher. The show was successful enough to run for five years which Oprah was recruited to host a morning talk show in charge.

4) Elvis Presley 
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8,1935 as a twin, but his twin died stillborn. After graduating from High school in 1953, he continued his musical career while during other side jobs to keep a steady income. Presley recorded his first demo at what is known now as Sun Studio with the record label owner Sam Phillips. Sam helped get Elvis name out more publicly and they started recording more and touring. 

Elvis was fired from the Grad Ole Opry after just one performance. The manager told Elvis " you ain't going nowhere, son. You ought to go back to driving a truck". This didn't stop Elvis Presley from achieving his huge dream. Today he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll". Elvis is the best-selling Artist worldwide (600 million). 

3) J.K Rowling 
This is the author whose book series has been translated into 73 languages, sold millions of copies and accrued over $20 billion through movie adaptations and sponsorships. She conceived the idea for Harry Potter and started writing it but was immediately pulled away from it by the death of her mother. She ceased working on the book and sank into deep depression. Due to her want of digging herself out of depression and grievance, she took the job of an English teacher in Portugal for a year. 

She had the goals of having the first Harry Potter book done by time she returned to Portugal but things didn't go as planned. She didn't only fail to make progress in her first book but also ended up with a broken marriage and a daughter she had to raise all alone. She definitely hit rock bottom with no job, no finished product  and two mouths to feed. She resumed work on her book while her daughter was asleep. 

When Rowling finally finished the first three chapters, she sent the manuscript off to a publisher, the answer was no. She sent it to another publisher and still got rejected. Her mailbox was filled with rejection letters but she didn't give up. After sending the manuscript to 12 different publishers and getting rejected by all, she began loosing confidence. Finally, the editor at Bloomsbury publishing company sat down with his 8 years old daughter to read the manuscript. The little girl loved the opening chapters and begged to read the whole book. This made the publisher agree to publish Rowling's novel. She was the first woman to become a billionaire author. 

2) Bill Gates 
Bill Gates is currently the second richest person on the planet with an estimated net worth of $96.7 billion. He is the principal founder of the world's largest software company, Microsoft. 

Bill Gates is a Harvard University dropout and also a co-founder of a failed business called Traf-O-Data in the early 1970s with Paul Allen. The company read and analyzed data from roadway counters and created reports for traffic engineers.

This didn't stop him from becoming who he is today. Drawn by his passion for computer programming, Gates built what became the world's largest software company. Microsoft went public in 1986 and by the next year it's rising share price made the then 31-Year Old Bill Gates the world's youngest self-made Billionaire. 

1) Sylvester Stallone 
If you are a regular fan, you will know that Sylvester Stallone has a unique expression. He was born paralyzed in the lower part of his face. His speech didn't have the perfect diction an actor is expected to have. He went to New York to pursue his dreams of being an actor in the mid 1970s but he was shut out multiple times. Sylvester had to sleep at the New Jersey Bus terminal for three weeks because he was broke. For this same reason, for this same reason he had to sell his beloved dog, his best friend for $25.

He got an idea for a screenplay while watching a Mohammed Ali match. Sylvester Stallone worked on it without sleeping for a whole weekend and after three days of working on it, the script was ready. He was offered $125,000 for the movie rights in one of the first offers he got, but the producers didn't want him to act on it. He walked away because it wasn't his dream. He was offered $325,000 few weeks later and he refused again. Fortunately, they consented him to act in the movie but with a low salary of $35,000 for a leading role. 

The first thing he did with that money was to track down the person he sold the dog to and bought back his best friend for $15,000. The dog also starred in that movie, Rocky. Rocky grossed $200 million at the Box Office surpassing it's budget of $1 million. He said " it ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving, that's how winning is done. "

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