So you just got laid off, or you fear you will be – now what?? Here is a list of “famous folks” who also unceremoniously received the axe from their jobs and still managed to strike it rich (and famous, lol).
was fired in his mid-20′s from a comedy sitcom called “Benson.” After
the humiliating experience, he realized he wanted more creative control so this
wouldn’t happen to him again – so he went solo.
“The Office” star Rainn Wilson was fired
from a non-profit, which might have propelled him into his successful acting
Marc Jacobs was
fired from Perry Ellis after just one season, and is now is arguably the
hottest designer in fashion.
Comedian Bill Maher
was famously fired from ABC after remarks he made about the World Trade Center
attacks – now he has a thriving uncensored show on HBO.
was fired as the hat-check girl at New York’s Russian Tea Room because her
downtown style of dress didn’t fit their uptown image – now she’s the embodiment
of confidence and style, and fierce as ever at 51.
was fired from a secretarial job because she was found writing creative stories
on her computer. She used her severance to write Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,
and is now a gazillionaire. (List provided courtesy of delllounge.com)