10 People Who Became Insanely Successful After Being Totally Rejected

Winston Churchill once said: “Success is moving from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm”. Sometimes life will throw stones at you but you have to turn them into milestones. Failure is a part of life but it’s not the end unless you let it fester. Here’re 10 people who never got bogged down by total rejection they faced in the initial stages of their careers and life:

Milton Hershey:

He is the creator of famous Hershey’s sweet-milk chocolate. Guess what, the chocolate didn’t work at the first time and he lost miserably when he decided to venture on his own.

Theodor Giesel:

He struggled to write his first novel 27 times but he was passionate about becoming an author. He kept on trying until one day he met an old friend who became children’s literature editor at a publishing house, he published his work and it struck it big. The book title was Dr. Seuss.

Albert Einstein:

He is a genius would be an understatement. He was dyslexic during his childhood and couldn’t speak until he was 4 years old. His teachers in school believed he was too lazy and ask senseless questions in class. He continued his journey and became the most celebrated scientist ever who invented the theory of relativity.

Benjamin Franklin:

He was a founding father of the USA, inventor of bi-focals and a high-school dropout. He couldn’t fund his education but continued reading books taught himself and found his place in history books.

Stephen King:

He is one of the most influential writers of our times with over 350 million copies sold. His first work was rejected 30 times which led to the birth of Carrie.

Oprah Winfrey:

She went through hell as she became a mother at the age of 14, molested by a cousin, uncle, and a family friend. She is now worth $3 Billion.

Thomas Edison:

He is famous for his statement which is used for entrepreneurs: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” That’s how long it took him to invent the functioning light bulb.

Michael Jordan:

He loved basketball during his childhood but no coach ever gave him a chance. He was discouraged but continued practicing hard. Today he is in the NBA Hall of Fame.

Walt Disney:

He was fired by the newspaper as they thought his Mickey mouse cartoons were too scary for women. Well, we know the rest of the story.

Amitabh Bachchan:


He was rejected by an FM station when he started and today he is famous for his voice and is the godfather of Bollywood.