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From fry-cook at McDonalds to waitress at Hooters, here are the unglamorous first jobs of 24 highly successful people

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By Rachel Gillett and Richard Feloni

It can be easy to see the world’s most powerful and influential people as occupying a sphere far removed from the rest us.

But many of the most successful people started off working odd jobs to earn money.

Click through the slideshow to see the 24 highly successful people who proved that the path to success doesn’t have to be linear.

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