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Katy Perry

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Before this great singer became popular, she was dropped from three labels. She released a unsuccessful Christian album and was dropped from Def Jam and Columbia Records afterwards. But instead of giving up, Katy did back-up vocal work and jobs until she was eventually signed to Capitol Music Group in 2006.



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Richard Branson

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Richard today is worth $5 billion. But did you know that he's dyslexic? He has a reading disorder that prevents him from reading quickly and writing out words. However, that didn't stop him from building his empire at the age of 16.



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Vera Wang

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This famous fashion designer wasn't a designer her entire life. Vera had actually attempted to make the 1968 US Olympic figure-skating team, but had failed. She later on became editor at Vogue and then eventually editor-in-chief. In fact, she didn't start designing wedding gowns until the age of 40! Goes to show age doesn't mean a thing when it comes to following your dreams.



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Jim Carrey

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This great actor has left his mark on many classic films. But before all the rich and fame, Jim actually used to live in a van. He dropped out of school to work as a janitor to help support his family. Jim attempted to start his career by doing several stand-up gigs at comedy clubs. He didn't give up and eventually became the star of several comedy films. He even wrote a check to himself for $10 million before he made it in his career, hoping that one day the check would be valid. He made around $10 million from the movie Dumb and Dumber.



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