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  • 1. …failures
  • 2. 1 Colonel Sanders
  • 3. Colonel Sanders
  • 4. Colonel Sanders He started his dream at 65 years old. He thought restaurant owners would love his fried chicken recipe. He drove around the country knocking on doors.
  • 5. 2 Walt Disney
  • 6. Walt Disney
  • 7. Walt Disney Rough start. He was sacked by a newspaper editor. Bankruptcy and failure. He found a recipe for success that worked.
  • 8. 3 Albert Einstein
  • 9. Albert Einstein
  • 10. Albert Einstein Did not speak until 4. Did not read until 7. His parents and teachers thought he was mentally handicapped.
  • 11. 4 Richard Branson
  • 12. Richard Branson
  • 13. Richard Branson Billionaire of Virgin company. Lost hundreds of millions of dollars. Rent his private island for 53.000 dollars per night.
  • 14. 5 Vincent Van Gogh
  • 15. Vincent Van Gogh
  • 16. Vincent Van Gogh Sold only one painting in his life.
  • 17. 6 Theodor Seuss Giesel
  • 18. Theodor Seuss Giesel
  • 19. Theodor Seuss Giesel
  • 20. Theodor Seuss Giesel Famous writer of children books. 27 different publishers rejected his first book.
  • 21. 7 John Grisham
  • 22. John Grisham
  • 23. John Grisham He was a lawyer. First book was rejected 28 times. Sold 250 million total copies of his books.
  • 24. 8 Steven Spielberg
  • 25. Steven Spielberg
  • 26. Steven Spielberg Rejected from University of Theatre, Film and Television three times. Attended school in another location. He did not finished it. Become a director before finishing. In 2002 returned to school to finally complete his work and earn his degree.
  • 27. 9 Stephen King
  • 28. Stephen King
  • 29. Stephen King First book “Carrie” received 30 rejections. Throw it in the trash. His wife fished it out and encouraged him to resubmit it. Now he is one of the best-selling authors of all time.
  • 30. 10 Stephenie Meyer
  • 31. Stephenie Meyer
  • 32. Stephenie Meyer The author of Twilight saga said the inspiration from the book came from a dream. Finished it in 3 months. Never intended to publish it, a friend suggested she should. She wrote 15 letters to literary agencies, five didn’t reply, nine rejected, one gave her a chance.
  • 33. 11 The Beatles
  • 34. The Beatles
  • 35. The Beatles When they were just starting out, a recording company told them no. They do not like their sound and the guitar music is on the way out.
  • 36. 12 Michael Jordan
  • 37. Michael Jordan
  • 38. Michael Jordan He has missed more than 9.000 shots in his career. He has lost almost 300 games. He said: I have failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed."
  • 39. 13 Thomas Edison
  • 40. Thomas Edison
  • 41. Thomas Edison When he was a child, teachers told him he was "too stupid to learn anything.“ He was sacked from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts before inventing the light bulb.
  • 42. 14 Charlie Chaplin
  • 43. Charlie Chaplin
  • 44. Charlie Chaplin His act was rejected by Hollywood. They thought he was too nonsensical to ever sell.
  • 45. 15 Fred Astaire
  • 46. Fred Astaire
  • 47. Fred Astaire
  • 48. Fred Astaire In his first screen test, the testing director of MGM noted that Astaire, "Cant act. Cant sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.“ Astaire went on to become an incredibly successful actor, singer and dancer.
  • 49. 16 Oprah Winfrey
  • 50. Oprah Winfrey
  • 51. Oprah Winfrey She is one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. She had a hard child life. In her early days as a reporter, she has been sacked from her job as a television reporter because she was "unfit for tv."
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