Did you know 5 Famous People Who Failed Before They Succeeded
Here's a list of indisputably successes, from entrepreneurs to authors, who experienced massive failure before they found fame and fortune.
Milton HersheyFounder of The Hershey Company
Net Worth: $10 Billion
The owner of the world famous Hershey’s chocolate started out as a nobody. After being fired from an apprenticeship, Hershey founded three candy businesses, all of which failed. As a last attempt, he founded Lancaster Caramel Company, which eventually gave birth to the idea of the Hershey Company. He then envisioned the demand for milk chocolate.
“My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren't so because of what they know, but because of their insatiable need to know more.”
Oprah WinfreyChairwoman, CEO, Author, Actress
Oprah Winfrey Network
Net Worth: $2.7 Billion
The queen of talk TV was once fired from her news reporter job at a local news station. Later, she had a successful following for her daytime talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” She now owns a production house, and is an inspiration to many women.
“So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground”.
Nicholas WoodmanFounder & CEO GoPro, Inc.
Net Worth: $270 Million
Nick Woodman had a startup called Funbug that ended up failing big, and $3.9 million dollars of investment was lost.
He was devastated and went on a surfing trip where the idea for Go Pro was born, when he wanted to make a camera that captures action and surfing.
“Fear is a disease. Hustle is the antidote... whatever it is that you are afraid of, go after It”.
Arianna HuffingtonFounder of the Huffington Post
Net Worth: $50 Million
Huffington Post is one of the most recognizable names in the online world. Arianna Huffington, who is its founder, had to face three dozen rejections from major publishers when she wanted to launch her book, which eventually got published.
“Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's about getting up one more time than we fall down.”
Colonel SandersFounder of KFC
Net Worth: $3.5 Million
Colonel Sanders is an example to show that there is no right age to start a business. His now-famous fried chicken recipe was rejected 1,000 times before he started KFC at the age of 56. KFC now has franchises in over 18,000 locations around the world.
“One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping-stone to something better”.