Top 10 Famous People Who Worked in Restaurants

You sometimes think that working at fast food restaurants like McDonald's could make you have the horrible dimwitted life. But that's not the case. I've recently heard that some famous people have had these jobs. You can go from flippin' burgers at McDonald's to becoming a multi-billionaire entrepreneur. I even heard that McDonald's can give you an upward of 500,000 dollars a year. My teacher said that, and I don't know if this is exactly true, but let's find out!
The Top Ten
1 Jeff Bezos Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is an American entrepreneur, media proprietor, investor, computer engineer, and commercial astronaut who is best known for being the founder and executive chairman and former president and CEO of Amazon.

When Jeffy was 16 years old in around 1980-81, he flipped burgers at his first job, McDonald's, which was a summer job. It was rough for him and had to clean a load of ketchup on the grill for a week. After that, he offered for a job to work at a start-up telecommunications company, then left to found Amazon in 1995, which came from a book online store to a variety of almost everything (almost but is not really much like eBay tho). The company helped him earn 177.5 billion dollars as of his 2022 net worth.

Man I can't even imagine any of these people working in a restaurant, let alone Jeff Bezos.

2 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

Before becoming a politician, and the first non-white and 44th president of the United States, he was an ice cream scooper at Baskin-Robbins as a teenager. He later said it taught him about responsibility and balancing a job between friends, family and education.

3 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce da 5'9") half of the hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil. Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has had ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and 5 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and 13 worldwide.

The Detroit rapper used to work at Gilbert's Lodge by flipping burgers. However, he got fired shortly before Christmas and Hailie's birthday in 1996, which he wrote about these struggles in "Rock Bottom".

It's kind of amusing how many of these people were bad employees from the sound of it.

4 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA. She has 14 studio albums (Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer, Erotica, Bedtime Stories, Ray of Light, Music, American Life, Confessions on a Dance Floor, Hard Candy, MDNA, Rebel Heart, and Madame X), 3 soundtrack albums (Who's That Girl, I'm Breathless, and Evita), 4 compilation albums (The Immaculate Collection, Something to Remember, GHV2, and Celebration), more.

She got her struggle when she moved to New York City at the age of 22, which was "the bravest thing she ever done", she took a job at Dunkin' Donuts in Time Square, where her first day was screwed up and got fired after accidentally squirting jelly on a customer. She would later become the iconic international famous pop star we know today, alongside Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and George Michael

5 Chris Rock Christopher Julius Rock III is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s.

Before the controversial antics of this dude, he used to have the simple life working at Red Lobster.

6 Gwen Stefani Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt, whose singles include "Just a Girl" and "Don't Speak" from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as "Hey Baby" and "It's My Life" from later albums.

The future lead singer of No Doubt had her job at Dairy Queen, and even her band mates were working at the same place, whom they were close friends and later known for forming the punk-pop group.

7 Tyler, The Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director. He is well known for his hostile relations with his now deceased father, whom he addresses in multiple songs and albums telling the audience how much he distastes his father. Tyler has composed seven albums, which are Bastard (2009), Goblin (2011), Wolf (2013), Cherry Bomb (2015), Flower Boy (2017), IGOR (2019), and Call Me If You Get Lost (2021).

Tyler reveal on a tweet, that he used to work at Starbucks, but his experience was "not the best".

8 Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Before being known as the punk-popstar, she had her start in three places: McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Wendy's. She was far from Employee of the Month, and even admitted that she smoked cigs through the drive-thru window, hooked up with friends and dozed on LSD together.

9 Jay Leno James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009.

As a young man, he used to work at McDonald's, which taught him a lot about business. He had "to make the fries from scratch every day", before breaking out as the famous TV host, who replaced Johnny Carson after his retirement.

10 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

On the start of her career, she performed at an event called the Lollapalooza Festival during 2007 whereby a record label company Interscope found her due to her performance being “amusing” to watch. Since Interscope found her, she was a mastermind behind her songs with a team of producers namely Rob Fusari and RedOne. Most of her songs were deep unreleased cuts, due to her having more than 30 songs and 17 were picked. more.
The Contenders
11 Eva Longoria Eva Jacqueline Longoria Bastón is an American actress and producer. After a number of guest roles on several television series, Longoria was recognized for her portrayal of Isabella Braña on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, on which she starred from 2001 to 2003. She is most more.
12 Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". Despite her controversial songs, Brent Staples from "The New York Times" claimed her to be 'the most influential female rapper of all time', presumably distinctive for her fast flow and her use of alter egos with Cockney accent. She has endorsed Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Pepsi. Minaj has received ten Grammy-nominations throughout her career, and has won multiple awards including the Billboard's Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award.

The now-infamous rapper got her job at Red Lobster, and got fired after tracking down a couple, who stole a pen from the parking lot, then flipping them off.

13 Leona Lewis Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
14 Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., better known by his stage name Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of the hair band Bon Jovi from, which was founded by Jon and his pianist, David Bryan, in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit songs “Livin’ on a Prayer," "You Give Love a Bad Name," and "Wanted Dead or Alive" which were all released in 1986, on the album Slippery When Wet. Jon was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on March 2, 1962.
15 Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. Before he was known for Linkin Park, Bennington was the lead singer of post-grunge act Grey Daze who was heavily inspired by Stone more.
16 Rachel McAdams Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino, and the comedy miniseries Slings and Arrows. more.
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