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39 Celebrities Who Had Unbelievable Jobs Before They Were Famous

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1. Jay Z was a drug dealer.

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He was a crack dealer, and admits that it helped him become business savvy.

He explained: "I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up."

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16. Jon Hamm worked as a set-dresser for porn films.

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Although he's been quick to point out that the porn was strictly 'soft-core' and he basically 'moved furniture around naked people'.

Nice.

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31. Sheryl Crow was a primary school teacher.

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Oh, and she also wrote songs for Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, and Celine Dion as well as singing backing vocals for Michael Jackson on the side.

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