What These 7 Billionaires Did In Their First Jobs – Jeff Bezos

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What These 7 Billionaires Did In Their First Jobs – Jeff Bezos
Stamford Advocate - Golden Opportunity Book - Jeff Bezos

Stamford Advocate – Golden Opportunity Book – Jeff Bezos

Your first job usually won’t be your dream job. Nonetheless, you never forget it. It introduces you to the working world, teaches you how to work hard for your money, and often gives you an idea of what you do and don’t want from your career.

From washing dishes at a Chinese restaurant to flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, here’s what seven billionaires did in their first jobs:

Jeff Bezos worked behind the grill at McDonald’s.

As a teenager, Bezos started working at McDonald’s during the summer. His dad, Mike, had also worked at McDonald’s in the past.

Author Cody Teets interviewed Bezos in her book, “Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald’s,” about his experience. He said: “I was a grill man and never worked the cash registers. The most challenging thing was keeping everything going at the right pace during a rush. The manager at my McDonald’s was excellent. He had a lot of teenagers working for him, and he kept us focused even while we had fun.”

 

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