15 Surprising Facts About Early Lives of Famous People

1Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Before realizing his true potential in comedy, Will Ferrell worked as a teller at Wells Fargo. Apparently, he lost close to $600 on his first two days on the job.

2Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart used to regularly fabricate fake news in the newspaper he worked for because he was spending his time practicing theatre with a theatre company during times that conflicted with his work schedule as a journalist.

3Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin

Stand-up comedian Demetri Martin worked as a White House intern during the Clinton administration.

4Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein worked as an electrician on the Oktoberfest 1896.



Before he was on MTV's Jackass, Steve-O went to Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College and worked for several years as a performing clown.

6Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer before entering the seminary.

7Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan started work as a lifeguard at a park in 1926 and was credited with saving 77 lives during the seven summers he worked there.

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8Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe

Science-fiction author Gene Wolfe worked as an engineer on the design of the machine that makes Pringles chips.

9Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Bob Marley worked on an assembly line at a Chrysler plant in Newark, New Jersey under the alias "Donald Marley."

10Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken

As a teen, Christopher Walken answered a help wanted ad and worked as a lion tamer.

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