We all like to commonly believe that celebrities are successful from the get go. But this couldn’t be further from the truth, they all go through the same ups and downs as the rest of us. They do not allow the low points in their lives to take them down a couple of notches, instead of being hammered by the harsh realities of life, they forge their own tales – becoming rich, famous and celebrated. This is their story.
Chris used to live in the back of his van and had no other place to call home. He was working on a script for “Cursed Part 3” which would soon have started his movie career. He frequently makes the cast of superhero movies.
Student Bill Clinton
Don’t they just look nerds the two of them, holed up in their books? Who could have ever known they would become the shape shifters and movers of the world. They are on their first ever date in 1971, the couple continue to live together to this day.
Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, having overtaken Bill Gates with a fortune of over $84 billion. He had rather humble beginnings in his cubicle in 1999. Just look at that messy cocktail of wires and books.
Today he is a multimillionaire celebrity. But back in the day, he was in cahoots with the bad crowds and would have done anything for 40 bucks. Goes to show you that we all have what it takes to change ourselves.
This is Steve. He can be seen in front of a firetruck four years before the start of his celebrated Hollywood career. During 9/11 he volunteered to be a firefighter and did this for unselfish reasons while avoiding the press.
Before she was Marilyn Monroe
Before she soared to the rising heights, Marilyn Monroe was known as Norma Jeane Baker and took one self-portrait (aka selfie) in a telephone booth. This catapulted her into the limelight and became a common household name.
Back when Facebook was only one years old, this is Mark with his friends in a rented house. They were normal, carefree students with all the spare time in the world to come up with amazing ideas to change the world.
This is Steve Jobs in the group photo, third from the right. This is an electronics class, which probably gave him the knowledge necessary to make computers and program them. He eventually became a billionaire and changed the way we use cellphones.
This is Rihanna as a cadet (second from the right). We can clearly see the looks of confidence brimming on her face. She stands tall despite the odds stacked against her favors. Her peers could never have imagined her success.
This is Coco Chanel in 1910 when she opened a hat store that year. A few years later she became one of the world’s most popular fashion designer. A brand name which continues to stand the test of time.
This is 17 year old Elon Musk as a carefree child. He always had an entrepreneurial mindset and was probably thinking about ways to conquer the world even as a teenager. His inquisitive mind would one day change the way we perceive space travel.
19 year old 50 Cent
50 Cent is a changed man. But he wasn’t always the perfect example of an upright citizen, he had a dark past and was charged with drug dealing back in the day. In this picture, he was only 19 years old but went on to change the rap scene of the world.
Future princess Diana
Royalty was flowing in her genes so it wasn’t always a surprise that she would be the new princess when its time. This picture was taken when she was just a teenager, enjoying the savannahs on her pony, always the adventurous one.
Popularity and fame doesn’t always reflect on their faces does it? This is 18 year old Gal Gadot when she was commissioned in the military. She is at the far right for those who live under a rock.
His current lifestyle is marred by a destructive breakup with ex Angelina Jolie with whom he spent over a decade. They were married ‘happily ever after’, only for them to part ways on a dark note. It’s been a year since their break up. Both of them continue to enjoy the limelight.