10 Famous Failures That Turned Into Success
1. Steph Curry
- NBA champion (2015)
- 2× NBA Most Valuable Player (2015, 2016)
- 4× NBA All-Star (2014–2017)
- 2× All-NBA First Team (2015, 2016)
- All-NBA Second Team (2014)
- NBA scoring champion (2016)
- NBA steals leader (2016)
- NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2015)
- NBA Sportsmanship Award (2011)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010)
- AP Athlete of the Year (2015)
- Consensus first-team All-American (2009)
- Consensus second-team All-American (2008)
- NCAA Division I scoring leader (2009)
- 2× SoCon Player of the Year (2008, 2009)
Failures – He was never offered a Top division 1 Scholarship. Scouting reports said his explosiveness and athleticism was below standard.
No Big school went calling for Steph Curry but he used it as motivation to work harder.
Stephen Curry – Success is Not an Accident
2- Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geise)
Best Children’s Author in History
His work includes several of the most popular children’s books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death. ( Wikipedia)
Failures – His first Book was rejected by 27 different publishers. They said his material was too different and would never sell.
3- Albert Einstein
Novel Prize Winner
His name has become synonymous with “Genius”
Faliures – He Was 4 years old before he could speak and 7 before he could read. Teachers said he would never amount to much.
4- Steven Spielberg
Directed 51 films and awarded 3 Oscars.
The genius behind Jaws and E.T
2017 Net Worth: 5.41 billion USD (The Richest)
Failures – Due to poor grades in high school, he was rejected 3 times by the University of southern California school of Cinematic Arts.
Steven Spielberg’s Advice on Success
5- J.K. Rowling
Best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.
They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts (Wikipedia)
Failures – Her first Book was denied 30 times. She was told repeatedly ” sorry, that just wouldn’t make a good Book.”
6- Walt Disney
Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. Wikipedia
Creator of Mickey Mouse
Holds the record for most Oscars won by an individual
His Company is responsible for frozen and Snow white
Failures – He was fired from a newspaper for not being creative enough, they said he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.
7- Oprah Winfrey
Orpah Gail Winfrey, better known as Oprah Winfrey, is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.Wikipedia
Host of Multi-Award Winning Talk show
Founder of her Own Network
Net Worth $ 3.2 Billion
Failures – She was fired from her Job after her boss told her that she was too emotional and not fit for television.
8- Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur, businessman, inventor, and industrial designer. Wikipedia
Co-Founder of Apple, Inc
Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios
Net worth $ 8.3 Billion when he died in 2011
Failures – He dropped out of college after one semester. At 30 years old he was left devastated and depressed after being removed from the company he started.
9- Bill Gates
Bill Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. Wikipedia
Co-found Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software Company.
Gates was included in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2014 – Excluding a few years after the financial crisis of 2007-08.
Bill Gates 2017 Net Worth: $87.3 Billion
Failures – Bill Gates and Paul Allen started a company called Traf-O-Data, the business failed in the early 1970s.
10- Jack Ma
Jack Ma 2017 Net worth: 30.3 billion USD
- Failures – He applied for 30 different jobs and got rejected.
- When KFC launched in China, 24 people went for the Job, 23 people were accepted but Jack ma was rejected.
- He applied for Harvard 10 times and got rejected.
Alibaba Founder Jack Ma: Harvard rejected me 10 times!
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