21 famous and successful people who got fired from their job

As someone who was fired from their first job, I really appreciated this list!

  1. Abraham Lincoln was fired from his job as a captain in the army during the 1832 Black Hawk War and reduced to the rank of private.
  2. Anna Wintour was fired from her job as a junior fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar due to creative differences with the editor-in-chief.
  3. Bill Belichick was fired from the NFL's Cleveland Browns before becoming one of the world's most successful head coaches.
  4. Howard Stern was fired from his job as a radio personality on NBC when management finally got fed up with his off-color humor.
  5. Isaac Newton was removed from his job as overseer of his family farm in Lincolnshire after his mother realized that he hated the work.
  6. J.K. Rowling was fired from her job as a secretary at Amnesty International for using her computer for personal business.
  7. Jerry Seinfeld was fired from his first job as an actor in the TV sitcom Benson after giving what the producers felt was a lackluster performance.
  8. Julius Caesar was fired from his job as High Priest of Jupiter for allegedly having a love affair with King Nicomedes of Bithynia.
  9. Lady Gaga was fired from her first record label which wasn't prepared to wait another six months for her to create her debut album.
  10. Lee Iacocca was fired from Ford Motor Company after launching one of the company's best-selling products, the infamous "Exploding Pinto."
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