39 Biggest Failure in Life of Most Successful People — People Who Failed.

39 Biggest Failure in Life of Most Successful People — People Who Failed.

Some of the successful people, who failed lots of times in their past. People who failed, to achieve greatness and pursue their dreams. Those all are the biggest failure in their life that turned them into successful people.

Here are the 39 most failed people who successful today.  Here, we — Inspire-drug, needs to be different than the rest of all, that’s why we created a short introduction of failure and success for all the people who failed in their life.  Let’s get right down into it.

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List of People Who Failed in Life and Lastly, Became the Most Successful People.

 

1. WALT DISNEY

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.
WALT DISNEY — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- He was fired from the Kansas City Star because his editor felt he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas”.

How they succeeded:- Walt formed his first animation company in Kansas City in 1921, and also, nominated for 59 Academy Awards. Moreover, he is the great animator of our time.

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2. STEPHEN KING

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.
Stephen King — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- One of his most successful books, Carrie, was rejected by 30 publishers.

How they succeeded:- King reportedly gave up and threw the manuscript in their bin. Fortunately, his wife retrieved it and urged him to have another go.

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3. JK ROWLING

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
J.K. Rowling — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- All 12 major publishers rejected the Harry Potter manuscript.

How they succeeded:- Finally, a year later Bloomsbury accepted it and extended a very small £1500 advance.

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4. BILL GATES

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Bill Gates — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- By the time he built Traf-O-Data — that produced reports for roadway engineers, and got major success. But they lastly failed.

How they succeeded:- This didn’t stop, Bill, and the lessons he learned from the traffic data company helped him found one of the world’s biggest companies.

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5. COLONEL SANDERS

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Colonel Sanders — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- At the age of 5-years old, his father died. By 10-years old, he was already working as a farmhand. According to reports, some 1,009 people rejected him.

How they succeeded:- Instead of giving up, he hit outside the road and began trying to sell his franchise-model chicken restaurant, eventually finding success with a restaurant outside of Utah.

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6. Abraham Lincoln

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Abraham Lincoln — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- In 1832, when he was 23-years old, Lincoln lost his job. At the same time, he also lost his bid for State Legislature. Just 3 years later, at the age of 26, the love of his life, Ann Rutledge died.

How they succeeded:- Lincoln didn’t give up. In 1861, at the age of 52, he secured the office of President of the United States and has since become one of the most famous failures to ever hold office in the United States.

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7. Albert Einstein

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Albert Einstein — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- In fact, Einstein didn’t speak until he was 4-years old. In 1895, at the age of 16, he failed to pass the examination for entrance into the Swiss Federal Polytechnic school. After graduating, he wandered, unsure of what to do with his life.

How they succeeded:- Of course, this is the same persona who brought us the theory of relativity, and helped us to reach deeper understandings about how the universe works. He won the Nobel Prize in 1921 and created the beginnings of quantum theory.

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8. Beyonce Knowles

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Beyonce Knowles — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- For her, the failures started early in life but didn’t dissuade or discourage her from pursuing her dreams. Beyonce was just 9-years old when the group lost, and she was shattered.

How they succeeded:-In 1996, the group signed to Columbia Records and had limited commercial success. According to Forbes, Her husband Jay-Z is now a billionaire thanks to a variety of investments in music, art, and liquor.

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9. Charles Darwin

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Charles Darwin — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- In fact, it was due to his interest in nature that Darwin ended up neglecting his medical studies at the University of Edinburgh, and in 1827, dropped out and quit school. Once again, he quit and dropped out of college for the second time.

How they succeeded:- Today, he is considered as one of the most influential scientific minds of our time. His theories on natural selection and evolution have had a major impact on our understanding of species. He is famous for his Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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10. Charlie Chaplin

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Charlie Chaplin — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- Chaplin’s father abandoned them at the age of 2-years old, leaving his mother with no real financial support. Chaplin’s mother battled mental illness for several years.

How they succeeded:- Chaplin partook in stage plays and enhanced his comedic talents along with his step-dancing abilities. Ultimately, he found his way to Hollywood, only later to become the greatest silent-film actor to have ever lived.

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11. Chris Gar

dener

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Chris Gardener — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- With a father that wasn’t present, his mother and siblings suffered abuse at the hands of his stepfather. In 1977, Gardener married Sherry Dyson. But after a 3-month affair with another woman who became pregnant with his child, he decided to leave his first wife.

How they succeeded:- He met a man driving a red Ferrari who ultimately led him on a career path to becoming a stockbroker.

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12. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

Dr. Seuss — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- He gave up in his career pursuits at the behest of Helen Palm, whom he met at the college, encouraging him to take up a career in drawing instead. That initial manuscript — His first manuscript Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street, was famously rejected 28 times

How they succeeded:- By the time of Geisel’s death in 1991, he had sold over 600 million copies of his books, which had been translated into 20 different languages, making him by far one of the most famous failures to have ever lived.

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13. Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- In 1909, at the age of 31-years old, Arden failed in business after a 6-month stint when she formed a partnership with Elizabeth Hubbard.

How they succeeded:- Her company, Elizabeth Arden, Inc., has surpassed $1 billion in annual sales, making it one of the most successful beauty businesses ever started still to this day.

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14. Elvis Presley

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Elvis Presley — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- In 1954, he walked back into Sun Records to record another demo, which he also failed to make any traction with. The same year, he failed an audition to become part of a vocalist quartet called the Songfellows. When asked by his father what had happened, Presley stated, “They told me I couldn’t sing.”

How they succeeded:- Elvis Presley, born in 1935, is a famous American musician who’s sold over 1 billion records worldwide.

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15. Fred Astaire

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Fred Astaire — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- he was famously rejected during a Hollywood screen test when it was said that he “Can’t act.

How they succeeded:- Yet, that didn’t stop him. Gene Kelly once stated that “the history of dance on film begins with Astaire.”

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16. George Lucas

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
George Lucas — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- Before Lucas ever got interested in film-making, however, he was obsessed with race car driving. But after a terrible car crash that nearly killed him, he abandoned that obsession.

How they succeeded:- Star Wars — produced by George Lucas, was the highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing the then-highest-grossing film of E.T.

 

17. Harrison Ford

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Harrison Ford — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- Ford headed to Los Angeles to try his hand in voice-overs. He failed to secure that job but ended up staying in the area.

How they succeeded:- But Ford refused to give up. It took him until 1973

when he landed his breakthrough role in George Lucas’s film, American Graffiti. Lucas later cast Ford in Star Wars and the Indian Jones series.

 

18. Henry Ford

Henry Ford — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

 

 

How they Failed:- In 1901, however, that [Detroit Automobile Company] failed after an inability to pay back a loan to the Dodge brothers.

How they succeeded:- Even after the failures, Ford found Ford Motor Company at Malcolmson, where a Scottish immigrant who had made his fortune in the coal industry.

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19. Jack Canfield

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Jack Canfield — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- Canfield and his co-author suffered through 144 rejections from publishers over the course of a 14-month period.

How they succeeded:- Chicken Soup for the Soul is an internationally-acclaimed brand that’s sold over 500 million copies in over 20 languages.

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20. Jim Carrey

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Jim Carrey — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- In 1977, at the age of just 15-years old, Carrey’s family ran into severe financial problems. he dropped out of high school to pursue his passion.

How they succeeded:- In 1990, after 11 years of trying to pursue his dreams, he got his break to appear on a show called, In Living Color.

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21. Soichiro Honda

Soichiro Honda — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- WWII happened, and a bomb hit his factory. After rebuilding the factory, an earthquake hit, leveling the building.

How they succeeded:- Soichiro Honda was the man behind Honda Motor Co. He never stopped innovating.

Related Article:- 19 Millionaire Habits that attracts success. 

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22. Vera Wang

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Vera Wang — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- She ultimately got an editorial job at Vogue, and stayed there for 17 years. She then tried another career for 15 years but didn’t find much success there.

How they succeeded:- Wang is known throughout the world as the designer of iconic wedding dresses. Her current net worth is estimated at over $400 million.

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23. Terri Gross

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Terri Gross — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- Her first job was as a teacher at an inner-city junior high school where she was fired after six weeks.

How they succeeded:- The voice and host of the long-running NPR show Fresh Air, Terri Gross has over five million listeners around the globe.

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24. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- A major record label signed her on, but after three months, she was dropped from their roster of artists.

How they succeeded:- Her style, persona, and talent have captured the world’s attention, and Lady Gaga is now one of the best-selling artists of her era.

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25. Isaac Newton

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Isaac Newton — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- To handle his family affairs at the farm, Isaac hired to do it. And he failed. Miserably.

How they succeeded:- It was this epic failure that convinced his family to let him finish his studies instead—and the whole world benefited from it, as his contributions have helped us understand how the world works.

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26. Claude Monet

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.
Claude Monet — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- There was a time, however, when the world was not all that excited about Monet’s work. In fact, the Paris Salon, a small but influential group of Parisian artists, completely rejected Monet’s style.

How they succeeded:- One of his paintings was estimated to have received between $20 million and $30 million at an art auction.

Related Article:- 12 Creative Qualities of Creative People

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27. Rudyard Kipling

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Rudyard Kipling — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- Kipling was fired from his role as a contributor to a newspaper. The editor’s reason: Kipling “doesn’t know how to use the English language.”

How they succeeded:- Rudyard Kipling introduced us to Mowgli in The Jungle Book and the powerful Djinn in Just So Stories.

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28. William and Orville Wright

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
William and Orville Wright — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- They put in countless hours to create prototypes, and many of them didn’t work as intended, crashing on the sand at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

How they succeeded:- The Wright brothers changed the way we travel.

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29. Richard Branson

Richard Branson — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- Richard Branson’s foray into entrepreneurship was riddled with numerous failures, some of which got him into trouble with the law.

How they succeeded:- With a net worth of $4.2 billion in 2020, the man at the helm of the Virgin Empire is one of the most financially successful people in the world.

Related Article:- Rich Dad – Poor Dad’s Lessons [ 5 Most Needed ]

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30. Madonna

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Madonna — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- She eventually dropped out of college to become a professional dancer in New York City. Madonna went through several unfortunate events in her early days in New York, including being held at gunpoint and raped.

How they succeeded:- Known for pushing the boundaries both in her career as a musical artist and in her personal life, Madonna is one of the most influential and best-selling female musicians of all time.

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31. Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- He often had to resort to working on jobs not related to acting in order to support himself.

How they succeeded:- His most recent role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones may have catapulted Peter Dinklage into international stardom.

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32. Jack Ma

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Jack Ma — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- At that time — when he was born, China was isolated from the rest of the world, and Jack Ma was often bullied for being scrawny. Ma figured that education was his gateway to a better life, but he failed his university entrance exams twice.

Finding a job after graduating from university was also a challenge. He experienced dozens of rejections before a local university hired him as an English teacher.

How they succeeded:- The rags to riches story of Alibaba founder Jack Ma will inspire you to never give up on your dreams.

Related Article:- 151 Chinese Proverbs — Ancient Chinese Sayings to Follow. 

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33. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- Her parents divorced, and she and her siblings were sent to live with relatives. She suffered sexual abuse at the age of seven. Growing up, she worked in the nightclub district. She married twice, with both marriages ending in failure.

How they succeeded:- She used her voice to bring hope, joy, and liberty to the oppressed and marginalized, but Maya Angelou’s childhood was fraught with painful events.

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34. Robert Downey, Jr.

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Robert Downey Jr. — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- Robert Downey, Jr. was given up as a lost cause in the movie industry. At that point in his career, he had been arrested multiple times and gone to rehab on several occasions for his drug and alcohol abuse.

How they succeeded:- These days, however, he is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, largely due to his role as Tony Stark, the billionaire who dons the Iron Man suit.

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35. Milton Hershey

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Milton Hershey — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- When Milton Hershey was just starting out, he experienced numerous failed endeavors. First, he worked as a printer’s apprentice, and that didn’t go well. The story goes that he dropped his hat into the printing machine and was fired.

How they succeeded:- His sweet success left a legacy that we all enjoy in the form of Hershey’s chocolates.

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36. Marshall Bruce Mathers III

Marshall Bruce Mathers III — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- He grew up in a tough neighborhood where the color of his skin made him feel like an outsider. He failed 9th grade three times and dropped out after his third failure.

How they succeeded:- The song Lose Yourself garnered multiple awards. Mathers’ passion was rap, and he started when he was 14. By the time he was 17, he had made a name for himself in the hip hop community.

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37. Ludwig Van Beethoven

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Ludwig Van Beethoven — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- When Beethoven was younger, he was awkward with the violin and often neglected his practice, leading his teachers to believe that he had no future as a violinist or composer.

How they succeeded:- He is one of the most admired and respected composers of Western music of all time.

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38. Arianna Huffington

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Arianna Huffington — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- Moreover when she started HuffPost, it was flooded with negative reviews. Questioned its credibility and quality. However, the outlet has proven its detractors wrong.

How they succeeded:- You probably wouldn’t believe that someone as successful and influential as the editor-in-chief of HuffPost and founder of Thrive Global was rejected by more than 30 major publishers.

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39. Hugh Herr

39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE. Inspiration from most failed people in life.
Hugh Herr — 39 SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FAILED IN LIFE.

How they Failed:- When Herr was 17, he had a rock-climbing accident that led to the amputation of both his legs, right below the knee.

How they succeeded:- Hugh Herr is an avid rock climber. In 2011, TIME magazine hailed him as the “Leader of the Bionic Age” for his creation of bionic limbs that mimic the function and movement of natural limbs.

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Conclusion [People who failed and became Successful People]

The Most Common Things —

  • They suffered from their childhood. That actually gave them strength and truthness of the world.
  • Most of them belonged to the poor background.
  • They never gave up.
  • They pursued their passion or dreams.
  • They got lots of rejections.

These all are the things that they passed through. But the important thing that we really need to know and attach in our life is “They never gave up”.

It’s Important. I want your valuable opinion. Would really agree with me??  Is it only one thing that we should learn from most failed people??

 

Resources

  1. https://www.wanderlustworker.com/48-famous-failures-who-will-inspire-you-to-achieve/
  2. https://www.developgoodhabits.com/successful-people-failed/