Billionaires’ First Jobs, that will Wonder You

Phile Knight  



Title: Co-founder and former CEO of Nike, Inc $NKE

Net worth‎: $32.9 billion(2019)

First Job: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

After his father had refused to employ Phil in his daily afternoon newspaper The Oregon Journal, Knight Young went to work as a Certified Public Accountant to their competitor – Coopers & Lybrand.



Michael Dell


Title: founder and CEO of Dell Technologies

Net worth‎: ‎$28.6 billion (September 2018)

First Job: Dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant

Studying in high school, Dell creates a philatelic trade market as his first serious business at that time, earning money for buying postage stamp as a dishwasher at a Chinese restaurant.



Jan Koum


Title: Co-founder and former CEO of WhatsApp (now owned be $FB) & Managing Director in Facebook, Inc.

Net worth‎: ‎$‎9.4billion (2019)

First Job: Cleaner

The story of Jan Koum became an inspiration for a lot of entrepreneurs who’ve just started. After immigration to the USA, he was helping his mom to fight cancer. At the age of 16, he swept the flour in a grocery shop. Then, he also left college to go to work at Yahoo.   




Jeff Bezos


Title: founder, chairman, CEO, and president of Amazon $AMZN

Net worth‎: $132.7 billion (2019)

First Job: McDonald’s Employee

To begin with, Jeff’s first job was to help his father on their farm. Jeff Bezos has come a long way from his summer job flipping burgers at McDonald’s $MCD. It was there he learned to get down to business and get his hands dirty — literally.




Steve Ballmer


Title: former CEO of Microsoft $MSFT

Net worth‎: ‎‎$41.4 billion (January 2019)

First job: Assistant product manager.

The long time before Steven A. Ballmer joined a tiny startup called Microsoft in 1980, he worked as an assistant product manager for Duncan Hines’ Moist & Easy cakes and brownies. That was a reason for mockeries.


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