The majority of celebrities have worked hard, always aspiring towards their goal regardless of the odds. Certain superstars have carried out some rather strange occupations along their journey to fame. Along the path to success these ten celebrities carried out jobs many would never consider, persevering to keep their dreams alive. Take a look at what these ten celebrities were doing before they became stars.
Jay-Z speaks openly about his earlier years as a drug dealer, confessing that the trade was quite normal where he grew up. It is reported that he spent the better part of fourteen years dealing drugs, with a focus on crack-cocaine. Jay-Z revealed to Vanity Fair magazine that he was part of the crack epidemic that flooded the streets of New York during the 1980s. He has expressed a deep regret for his choices.
Jay-Z confessed his only focus was improving his own financial situation, never once considering the consequences of the crack that he was pushing. Jay-Z also commented that he was involved in the drug trade for money alone, never using crack himself. He also extended his advice regarding narcotics: “You have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small. You’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”
Jay-Z and Beyoncé currently have a shared net worth of more than $750 million. Jay-Z made his exit from the drug scene many years ago. He has also explained that his time as a drug dealer developed an affinity for working with budgets, an essential skill for anyone involved in illegal trades. Jay-Z has certainly worked his budgets well and has come a long way since dealing crack cocaine on the streets of New York.