5 Inspirational Stories Of Famous People Who Turned Their Failure Into Success


The road to success is not easy. You have to face many obstacles and failures to achieve your goals. Throughout history, there are so many examples where people failed and quit their dreams. But failure is a starting phase of success. The most successful and famous people also failed but turned their failure into success. Here are top 5  famous people who failed badly but risen again like a phoenix.

1.Brian Acton
5 inspirational stories of famous people who turned their failure into success

Brian Acton

In 2007, a 35-year-old software engineer Brian Acton quit his job at Yahoo. He worked with Yahoo for 9 years. Brian took 1 years break and in 2009 he started job search but turned down by companies including Facebook and Twitter. While failed to find a job he teamed up with Jan Koum and developed a cloud-based messaging app “WhatsApp”. In 2014 Facebook acquired WhatsApp in $19 billion USD which made Acton’s net worth around $3 billion.

2.Colonel Sanders
5 inspirational stories of famous people who turned their failure into success

Colonel Sanders

Colone born in a working-class family in 1890. At the age of 6, he lost his father. When he was 14 years old his mother remarried and due to his stepfather, he left home. He joined the army and was honorably discharged after 1 year. Then he did various jobs but can’t hold a job. Due to this, his wife left him. After all these failures At the age of 65, he decided to end his life. Later on, he changed his mind and decided to start a business. He borrowed some money and opened a restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken(KFC) with his secret fried chicken recipe. Colone’s willpower made him a billionaire after his 65th birthday.

3.J. K. Rowling
5 inspirational stories of famous people who turned their failure into success

J. K. Rowling

Author Of world famous Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling’s life never been so easy. She faced a hard time since her teenage years, due to her mother’s illness and strained relationship with her father. When she was 17 years old she faces her first rejection from Oxford University. In 1990, while waiting for a train on the railway station she got an idea for the story of the young wizard and she began to write it. But her writing was affected by her mother’s death.

In 1992, she got married and had a daughter. Her marriage did not last long. She moved with her sister at the age of 38 years. During this period Rowling started considering herself as a failure and lost her confidence. At that time She was suicidal and diagnosed with clinical depression.

She still finished the manuscript for Harry potter Rowling submitted the book to twelve publishing houses and all rejected it. After a year later finally an editor Barry Cunningham ready to publish her book and suggested Rowling, get a day job because she will not make much money by children books. In 1997 with her first book of harry potter series she proved everyone wrong and become the first billionaire writer.

4.Katy Perry
5 inspirational stories of famous people who turned their failure into success

Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson AKA Katy Perry was born in Santa Barbara, California. As a kid, she saw her family struggling financially. They used to collect food stamps and eat from the food bank. She started music training at age 9. She left high school at the age of 15 to become a full-time musician.

In 2001, at the age of 17, she released her first album it becomes a flop. In her 20s she signed with 2 labels but later on dropped from labels. Katy never lost her hope and in 2007 she signed with Capitol Records. After 9 years struggle and hard work finally, She got fam in 2008 with her song ‘i kissed a girl’.

5. Jack Ma
5 Inspirational Stories Of Famous People Who Turned Their Failure Into Success

Jack Ma

The founder of Alibaba Jack Ma was born in 1964, Zhejiang, China. His Family didn’t have much money, till 1972 when his hometown become a hotspot for tourist. jack took this opportunity to learn English and become a guide. As a student, Ma was a below average student .he failed his primary school test 2 time, middle school test 3 time college entrance exam twice. , once he scored only 1 out off 120 in math In entrance exam. He also faced rejection from Harvard 10 times.
Ma cleared college entrance exam in his 3rd attempt and attended Hangzhou Teachers Institute. After graduation, he rejected for 30 jobs included KFC. Jack used to work as an English teacher in a very low salary. In 1999, He started Alibaba and first 3 years it was not profitable. When the company becomes profitable he said to his employees “We will make it because we are young and we never, never give up.”

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