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 Jeff was 16 years old, around 1980-81, he flipped burgers at his first job at McDonald's, which was a summer job. It was rough for him, and he had to clean a load of ketchup on the grill for a week. After that, he was offered a job at a start-up telecommunications company, then left to found Amazon in 1995. Originally a bookstore, Amazon evolved into a retailer of a wide variety of products, almost everything, but it is not really much like eBay. The company helped him earn 177.5 billion dollars as of his 2022 net worth.

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... read more

Before becoming a politician and the first non-white and 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama 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... read more

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 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... read more

She faced struggles when she moved to New York City at the age of 22, which she described as "the bravest thing she ever did." She took a job at Dunkin' Donuts in Times Square, where her first day was problematic, and she got fired after accidentally squirting jelly on a customer. She would later become the internationally 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 a 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... read more

The future lead singer of No Doubt had her job at Dairy Queen. Her bandmates, who were also close friends, worked at the same place and later became 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... read more

Tyler revealed in 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-pop star, Pink 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 cigarettes through the drive-thru window, hooked up with friends, and used LSD.

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, Jay Leno worked 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... read 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... read 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"... read more

The now-infamous rapper got her job at Red Lobster and was fired after tracking down a couple who stole a pen from the parking lot and 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... read more
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... read 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. These include the drama film Perfect Pie, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino, and the comedy miniseries Slings and... read more
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