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6 Famous People Who Will Inspire You To Never Give Up

“Never give up.” It’s probably one of the most cliché phrases you’ll hear as you’re building your career. But there’s a reason these sayings are clichés—you never know when success really does lie around the next corner.

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Jim Carrey

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We all know Jim Carrey as a laugh-out-loud zany comic who’s brought us some of the highest-grossing comedies of all time such as The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, and Ace Ventura. But, we don’t all know the story of Carrey’s struggle. He grew up in a lower-income family with a father who struggled to keep jobs. They were so poor that he had to drop out of high school at the age of 15 and get a job as a janitor just to help support the family.

Katy Perry

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Most people know the name Katy Perry, but they don’t the struggles that she went through to finally get that breakthrough she was after. Perry started her career early in her life, dropping out of high school after freshman year in 1999 to pursue singing. Originally, she was a gospel singer, taking cues from her parents who were Born Again Christians.

Teekah Monique

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Teekah Monique is buzzing!!! Left on a doorstep by her mother when she was six months old, Teekah Monique has learned to sing through good times, love, struggle, and turmoil. From Chicago, IL now residing in Atlanta, GA, her raspy yet soulful voice is gaining respect from blogs and record labels in the Atlanta area. Now being managed by David Lyric she releases her first song with Blu Skale management! The song Good Enough, which has thousands of views, depicts her life challenges, character, and resilience.

Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah had a rocky start in life. As the daughter of a teenaged low-income mother, her start was anything but glamorous. In her early years, Oprah recounts that not only were her living conditions rough, but she was always sexually abused, starting at the age of 9, by her cousin, uncle, and a family friend. At the age of 14, Oprah got pregnant, but her son died shortly after birth.

J.K. Rowling

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Rowling is one of the most inspirational success stories of our time. Many people simply know her as the woman who created Harry Potter. But, what most people don’t know is what she went through prior to reaching stardom. Rowling’s life was not peaches and cream. She struggled tremendously.

Bill Gates

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Before Microsoft was born, Bill Gates suffered failure in business. Known today to be one of the wealthiest men in the world, Bill Gates’s upper-middle-class family is a stark contrast from some of the other successful failures out there that didn’t have well-off parents.

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