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. ...read more.

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 ...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 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 ...read 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 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, 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.

6 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.

7 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.

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

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. ...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 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 ...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 such as the drama film Perfect Pie, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino, and the comedy miniseries Slings and Arrows. ...read more.
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