Stephen Colbert, Sheryl Sandberg, and Ellen DeGeneres Reveal Their First Jobs

Celebrities like Stephen Colbert, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sheryl Sandberg recently shared what their first 7 jobs were, which included gigs like babysitting, dish washing, and even exotic dancing.

It's a good look at how everyone starts at the bottom and works their way up.


Before Colbert was famous, he was making and selling futons!


Okay, what I want to know is how the heck do you go from Aerobics instructor to working on the World Bank health team on leprosy and blindness in India?


It's Ellen, of course she would start as a potato peeler, have a brush with the law, and do exotic dancing twice. Well played.

My #FirstSevenJobs were:

  1. Boba Girl Server
  2. Student Government Senator
  3. Photographer
  4. Student Government Marketing Director
  5. Amusement Park Marketing and PR Intern
  6. Analyst Intern
  7. Marketing Intern at a tech startup
  8. Now, I'm on my "10th" job already.

What were your first 7 jobs? Share with us in a comment below!


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