Motivation and Ambition – Before and After becoming Celebrity

We all want success and money as life is give once and lived once. There are millions of people out there who are successful and all of us want to become like them. They are successful, rich, recognised and what not…

Names such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs,  Amitab Bachan etc are few of those people who have struggled in their life to become what they are now.

Success is not about speed but it is about consistency. Where there is success there is hard work, motivation and consistency. Well this piece of information is not about philosophies and it is not yet another article on long statements and advices but it is about some real facts and real stories of those individuals who are someone now. People who were normal but now are celebrities and no more strangers to anyone in the whole world.

Lets see what were they before and what are they  now….

[Celebrity information is taken from]

Simon Cowell

The Simon Cowell we see today in American Idol and Britain Got Talent and before he came the pop mogul he is today,  he worked as a mail boy at EMI and struggled  to become an artist and representative. He was engaged in menial jobs.





Jennifer Aniston

While Jennifer Aniston tried to get acting work in New York and Hollywood, she worked as a waitress. She wasn’t good at waiting tables and she even dropped burgers in customers’ laps, she told Marie Claire. But charming as she was, people still liked her.





Robert Pattinson

He reached worldwide fame for his leading role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight films, but acting wasn’t his first career. At the tender age of 12 he was discovered as a model, but this career path began to falter after four years. He told Closer Magazine: “When I first started I was quite tall and looked like a girl, so I got lots of jobs. […] Then, I guess, I became too much of a guy, so I never got any more jobs.”




Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar is one of the UK’s most successful and influential businessmen. He achieved huge success with the electronics company Amstrad (Alan Michael Sugar Trading) which he founded more than four decades ago. His profile on Virgin Media money reveals what he did even before that. After leaving school at 16 and took on a range of jobs — from civil service statistician to selling car aerials from the back of a van.




Sir Richard Branson

Branson is one of the richest people in the UK and founder of the Virgin Group which today consists of more than 300 companies. The self-made billionaire started the Virgin business over 40 years ago as a mail order record retailer. He talks about it in his autobiography on the Virgin homepage: “In 1970 I founded Virgin as a mail order record retailer, and shortly afterwards I opened a record shop in Oxford Street, London. In 1972 we built a recording studio in Oxfordshire where the first Virgin artist, Mike Oldfield, recorded ‘Tubular Bells’.”


Gordon Ramsay

As a teenager, Gordon Ramsay was a keen and talented footballer, but due to injuries he couldn’t pursue this as a career. The biography on his homepage explains how he went from football to fine dining: “He then went back to college to complete a course in hotel management and his dedication and natural talent led him to train with some of world’s leading chefs.”


Steve Buscemi

Before he had his acting breakthrough, Steve Buscemi worked in as a firefighter downtown New York’s Engine Company 55 from 1980 to 1985. People magazine reported in 2001 that the day after 9/11, he rejoined his former comrades to help out. “He put in 60 hours on top of the pile, pulling out victims,” retired NYFD battalion chief Richard Ardisson, who was at the site with Buscemi, told People magazine.

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