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22 Celebrities Before They Were Famous – Who Is Who

This is an article about 22 celebrities before they were famous. Try to recognize who is who by non-celebrity pictures which taken before they were famous. We recognize these 22 celebrities as leaders, artists, inventors, social icons or our personal heroes. But none of these stars were born like that. Before they were famous, every one of them had a life just as yours. They won their lives through many difficulties before became famous. They taught us “If you had to struggle through your life after you born, it is not your fault. But if your descendants have to struggle through their lives after you died, it’s definitely your fault.” Life is a challenge; these people have won it by their knowledge, talents and skills. Don’t quit, not yet nor never. This includes 22 celebrities before they were famous with life path of each celebrity and pictures.

Celebrities Before They Were Famous01) This beautiful heiress from a wealthy family named the Vlachs of Albania was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiuand. She said “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.” Later she became…

Mother TeresaMother Teresa

22 Celebrities Before They Were Famous02) This studious Xhosa prince, is of royal African lineage. When he was nine, his father died of tuberculosis. Hearing the elder’s stories of his ancestor’s valour during the wars of resistance, he dreamed also of making his own contribution to the freedom struggle of his people. He became leader of the ANC’s armed wing who spent many years in prison. He is..

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela

Who Is Who03) This self-taught high school dropout considered “lazy, slow and dreamy”, flunked the entrance examinations in the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich at 16. He failed to reach the required standard in several subjects, but obtained exceptional grades in physics and mathematics. He strongly objected to rote learning. He is….

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein

Thomas Alva Edison Childhood04) This mischievous schoolboy, considered “stupid, restless, inquisitive, asking too many questions and a slow learner.” He developed hearing problems at an early age. The cause of his deafness has been attributed to a bout of scarlet fever during childhood and recurring untreated middle-ear infections. His life there was bittersweet. He sold candy and newspapers on trains, but became an inventor. He is…

Thomas Alva EdisonThomas Alva Edison

Mahatma Gandhi Young05) This lawyer from an aristocratic British family was in fact Indian. He supported the Home Rule movement and became leader of the Indian National Congress advocating a policy of non-violent non-co-operation to achieve independence. His goal was to help poor farmers and laborers protest oppressive taxation and discrimination. He struggled to alleviate poverty, liberate women and put an end to caste discrimination, with the ultimate objective being self-rule for India. He is…

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi

Elvis Presley Childhood06) A very shy unpopular kid regarded as a loner by many and occasionally bullied by classmates for being a “mama’s boy” was brought up very poor in mostly black neighborhoods and housing projects. During his junior year, he began to stand out among his classmates because he styled his hair with rose oil and Vaseline. His first real job was as a truck driver for the Crown Electric company. In time, he became…

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley

Young Arnold Schwarzenegger07) This youngster’s plans were formed when he was 14 years old. His father, who had no patience for listening or understanding the kid’s problems wanted him to be a police officer like he was and his mother wanted to trade school. He did neither. Money was a problem in their household. Even one of the highlights of his youth was when the family purchased a refrigerator. Both of his parents were very strict: “Back then it was a very different world, if we did something wrong or disobeyed your parents, the rod was never spared.” He is…

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger

Abraham Lincoln Young08) This young man was born in a one-room log cabin in Hardin. In his young age he worked as a shopkeeper and a postmaster. And involved in local politics as a supporter of the Whig Party. Finally he became as the 16th President of the United States. He is…

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln

Baby Diana09) This pretty girl had a carefree childhood, protected, loved and honored. When she was was eight years old, her parents divorced. So she had to face lot of troubles in her young age. Then she attended West Heath Girls’ School and in there she was regarded as a poor student, having attempted and failed all of her O-levels twice. However she showed talent for music as an accomplished pianist. She was the Rose of London. She is…

Princess DianaPrincess Diana

Young Cassius Clay10) A young African-American young man was involved in several historic boxing matches. At the age of 22 he won the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston. His father painted billboards and signs, and his mother was a household domestic. In 1999, he was crowned as the “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC. He was originally named as Cassius Clay. But later he became…

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali

Little Charlie Chaplin11) There was a boy who was born as an Orphan. His childhood was fraught with poverty and hardship. When he was young, he made people laugh as his job to earn 2 pound a day. But when he died, the whole world cried for him. He is…

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

Young Fidel Castro12) He was born out of wedlock at a farm and brought up by the Jesuits. A young Democratic lawyer fighting the Batista dictatorship mafia. He became increasingly passionate about social justice and he is…

Fidel CastroFidel Castro

Joseph Stalin Early Life13) This defrocked seminarian, past bank robber and police informer, who was captured and sent to Siberia seven times, but escaped most of these exiles. He was his mother’s fourth child to be born in less than four years. The first three died and as he was prone to bad health. However he became…

Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin

Hugo Chávez Young14) His parents were working-lower middle class schoolteachers who lived in poverty. The proud captain of paratroopers in Venezuela particularly skilled in anti-guerrilla warfare. He is…

Hugo ChávezHugo Chávez

Charles De Gaulle Young15) This high school student was judged by his teachers as “turbulent, quarrelsome, disobedient and unbearable“. The 6 feet 5 tall this person joined an infantry regiment commanded by Colonel Henri-Philippe Petain in 1913. He commissioned as a second lieutenant and later became a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He is….

Charles De GaulleCharles De Gaulle

Young Barak Obama16) This African American student from Honolulu who completed his undergraduate economics degree in Hawaii in June 1962, left to attend graduate school at Harvard University on a scholarship. He was destined to become a social worker. He is…

Barak ObamaBarack Obama

Young Nicolas Sarkozy17) This student who was shouting in anger against social reforms increasing the choices in education said, “There’s not a penny whose origin is unaccounted for.” He is…

Nicolas SarkozyNicolas Sarkozy

Young Vladimir Putin18) This young pioneer was hated and considered a cockroach by his classmates. He graduated from Leningrad State University in 1975 and began his career in the KGB as an intelligence officer stationed mainly in East Germany. He went on to work briefly in the Second Chief Directorate. He is…

Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin

Sylvester Stallone Childhood19) Complications which a mother suffered during her labor, forced her obstetricians to use a pair of forceps during her son’s birth. Misuse of these forceps, accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis some parts of his face. As a result, the lower left side of his face is paralyzed. He bounced between foster homes while his parents endured a troubled marriage in Hells Kitchen, New York. He is…

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone

Bill Gates Childhood20) This student was always partying and laughing. He had a hard time with driving laws. In 1975, he was arrested for speeding and driving without a license and in 1989, he was arrested for suspicion of driving drunk, but the charges were later reduced. This mug shot was taken after he was arrested in Albuquerque in 1977 for running a stop sign and driving without a license. He is..

Bill GatesBill Gates

J. K. Rowling Childhood21) A woman wrote fairy tales to look after her only child well. But all of those stories were rejected by newspapers.  Then she decided to write a novel and she carried her book to number of publishers. All of them throw it away. But one organization accepted it. How ever the rejected book went viral and it was the first book of  best-selling books series in history yet. She is….

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling

Young Michael Jackson22) He was the eighth of ten children in an African American working-class family who lived in a small 3-room house. Later he become an American recording artist, an entertainer, and a businessman. People loved his amazing dancing pattern and he was known as the the King of Pop. He is…

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson


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This is an article about 22 celebrities before they were famous. Try to recognize who is who by non-celebrity pictures which taken before they were famous.

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