Ken Jeong was a full-time practicing surgeon for years before deciding to pursue acting and comedy full-time. While doing 90-hour shifts, he discovered comedy in college and then did small stand-up sets every few months.
Stephen King, the author of cult classics like It (1986) and The Shining (1977), came from a modest background. King served as a janitor at a high school before becoming one of the most creative authors of all time.
Armani left the military in 1953 to pursue a different profession. He got a job as a window dresser in a Milan shop. He began designing his clothes in the mid-1960s and founded his brand, Armani, in 1975.