People Who Were Fired Early in Their Careers

  1. Walt Disney
    Told he wasn't "creative"
  2. Elon Musk
    Fired or demoted 3 times by venture capitalists at his early startups. It inspired him make sure VCs never controlled Tesla and Space X.
  3. Oprah Winfrey
    Told she was "unfit for TV news"
  4. Jerry Seinfeld
  5. Anna Wintour
  6. Steve Jobs
  7. Elvis Presley
  8. Larry King
  9. Michael Bloomberg
    Fired by then prestigious bank Solomon Brothers.