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How these biz stalwarts started their careers?

Last updated on: August 31, 2012 11:50 IST

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Today they are the leading names in the world of business, technology and finance. But, before they started out their big business careers, many of them worked outside of their arena.

Yes, that's right. When we mean outside... we mean, some of them started out as delivery persons or parking lot attendants.

Some did these jobs to earn extra pocket money, while others did it to pay college fees. So, take this quiz to find out whom were are talking about. And, you never know who will inspire you in the bargain...


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What was Warren Buffet's first job?
1) He sold chewing gum, Coca-Cola and delivered newspapers
2) He repaired bicycles
3) He worked at a fast food restaurant

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He worked as a parking lot attendant. Who is he?
1) Tim Cook
2) Michael Bloomberg
3) Larry Page

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Well Fargo CEO John Stumpf was a...
1) Lifeguard
2) Bread maker
3) Bartender

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Image: Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf
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What was Charles Schwab first job?
1) He bagged walnuts
2) A Caddy
3) He was with the US Navy

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Image: A man walks past a Charles Schwab Investment branch in Washington
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What was Ratan Tata's first job when he joined the Tata Group?
1) General Manager
2) Shopfloor staff
3) Vice-President

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How old was Kumarmangalam Birla when he first joined the Aditya Birla Group?
1) 25
2) 33
3) 28

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He worked as a salesperson at Xerox, before starting an international coffee company. He is...
1) Howard Schultz
2) Herbert Hyman
3) Sergio Costa

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After graduation, Vijay Mallya first interned with...
1) Boeing, US
2) Budweiser, US
3) Hoechst, US

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Former Citigroup CEO/Chairman Sandy Weill's started his career by selling...
1) Confectionery
2) New York City directory books
3) Printers

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She worked at research lab in Zurich, Switzerland. She is...
1) Meg Whitman
2) Marissa Mayer
3) Sheryl Sandberg

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She started her career as a management trainee with this company. Now, she is the CEO of the same company. Who is she?
1) Chanda Kochhar
2) Naina Lal Kidwai
3) Shikha Sharma

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Anand Mahindra's first job title at Mahindra Ugine Steel Company was...
1) Executive assistant
2) General manager
3) Assistant manager

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He interned at Wolfram Research in US. Who is he?
1) Larry Page, co-founder of Google
2) Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle
3) Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google

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Steve Jobs interned with...
1) Xerox
2) Ataria, Inc
3) IBM

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Before getting into the entering the world of advertising, David Ogilvy worked as a...
1) A caddy
2) Chef and door-to-door salesman
3) A mailman

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