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20 Surprising Jobs Celebrities Had Before They Were Famous



We all have to start somewhere if we plan to make it big, well, except those “lucky” children of celebrities who are born into fame. While many of us work all sorts of regular jobs throughout our lives, some of the biggest stars in the world worked jobs before they made it big that will shock you. It’s hard to imagine a Hollywood movie star cleaning up garbage or asking if you’d “like fries with that,” but, it’s happened. Next time you’re going through a fast food drive-through, just remember the teen who’s serving you could be the next big Hollywood star. Here are twenty interesting jobs celebrities had before they made it big.

Jay Z Sold Drugs

Before he became one of the biggest rappers in the world (and husband of Beyonce!) Jay Z sold crack. He admitted: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up.

Channing Tatum Was A Stripper

He might be famous for portraying Magic Mike in a movie of the same name about male strippers, but Channing Tatum was actually a stripper when he was 19.

Whoopi Goldberg Was A Morgue Beautician

Yep, it’s as bad as it sounds! Actress Whoopi Goldberg had to do the makeup and hair of deceased people at a morgue before they were on display at their funeral.

Kanye West Worked At The Gap

Most of the time, Gap employees greet you with a smile, but it’s hard to imagine getting one from rapper Kanye West when he worked there before he made it big.