It’s always fun to learn what some of our celebrities have done in their past. Let’s start with a group everyone knows: The Beatles. None of the members of the band knew how to read music. Paul McCartney eventually taught himself. They also wrote into each of their concert contracts that they would not perform in front of segregated audiences.
Other Celebrities Experiences
Remember Jackie Chan? His mother was reportedly an opium smuggler while his dad was a spy. Actor Keanu Reeves created a private cancer foundation to help children’s hospitals and cancer research. He is very private about his involvement. He also spent more than five million dollars to help his sister in her fight against leukemia. Singer Shakira is more than a shaking sensation. After 23 years of performing, she can play the guitar, drums, percussion, and harmonica. Shakira also speaks seven different languages. She has created a charity named Pies Descalzos. In her spare time, she is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. During her school years, she was banned from her school choir because her music teacher felt she could not sing and that she “sounded like a goat.”
And More Celebs Stories Follow
Both Charlie Chaplin and Dolly Parton entered “look-alike” contests, and they both lost to other contestants. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when DiCaprio first kicked. Author J.K. Rowling was once a billionaire. However, because she donated so much of her money to charity, she is now known as a millionaire. Businessman Bill Gates has donated more than $36,854,000,000 in his lifetime. That is more than half of his total net worth.
Jon Bon Jovi operates a restaurant that has no prices. Guests pay whatever they can. Or, if they want, they can volunteer to work in exchange for their meal. It is reported that Oprah Winfrey earns $10 per second. During one of his jobs, early in his career, Elvis Presley worked at a trucking company. Frank Sinatra owned it. It is reported that actor Mark Wahlberg has a third nipple while Alfred Hitchcock reportedly had no belly button. In a similar group of oddities, Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.
Final Thoughts On Some Celebrities
Brad Pitt has been smoking since he was in the sixth grade. Former first lady, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, was a closeted chain smoker. In the movie, “Cat Woman,” Halle Berry’s stunt double was actually a man. Actor Warren Beatty was once employed as a rat catcher. While attending college Prince William was given the nickname of “P-Willy.” Actor Daniel Radcliffe has accumulated more money than Prince Harry, the Prince of Wales. Singer Rihanna has insured her legs for $1 million. She says they are her main focus when exercising. And, last but not least, Andre the Giant had surgery. The doctors were not sure how much anesthesia to give him due to his huge body. As a guideline, they followed Andre’s claim that “it usually takes two liters of vodka just to make me feel warm inside.”
It just goes to show that we are all human, we all face interesting times, and we all face this deadly coronavirus.