Well, a twist in the tale! These famous people have also used moving companies, Manhattan for their move to Hollywood. New York is one of the most popular states in the US. It’s not just because of its reputation on activities and fun. New York is home to some of our favorite celebrities and famous personalities. Due to their incredible achievements, they have managed to bring pride and recognition to the state of New York. 

You might used to seeing these personalities on the screen but if you knew what they’ve been through to get to where they are now, I guess you can say that they are also role models and have success stories that has inspired millions of people all around the world. 

Robert Downey Jr

If you’re a fan of Iron Man or the Avengers, Robert Downey Jr. is surely on your list of favorite people. Everyone knows of Robert’s legendary success but there are only a few of us who are aware of what he had to endure to reach phenomenal success. 

Robert came from a family of artists. His father being a filmmaker, it’s no surprise that Robert debuted as an actor at the age of 5. However, he was later on exposed to drugs by his father when he was at the age of 8. He dropped out of school because he wanted to pursue acting. Robert had to move out and do small jobs just so he could support himself financially. 

When he became an adult, he was able to do some good works in the film industry but this did not stop his drug addiction from worsening.  It wasn’t long before Robert was taken into a mental facility for about a year. He lost some of his friends and got arrested from time to time due to his drug addiction. He was also fired from his job because of the same reason. It was only in 2008 when he got his biggest break when he was offered the role of Tony Stark in Iron Man. 

Mark Zuckerberg

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Due to the success of Facebook it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know who Mark Zuckerberg is.  When Mark first created Facebook none of his colleagues or teachers believed in him. He was usually reprimanded by the staffs of Harvard because of his projects. 

The term ‘Facebook’ was actually derived from facebook which is a collection of photographs meant to introduce students to each other. Mark’s idea was to create an online Facebook which he incorporated the features of other social networking sites like MySpace. In that sense, anyone could in Harvard could create an account. It wasn’t long before more than half of the students had a Facebook account. 

Mark quickly expanded the services of Facebook to all other Ivy League Schools. The next thing you know, many other schools also followed suit and then it wasn’t long before Facebook became global.  From being a student dropout, Mark managed to become a young man who connects everyone in the world. 

Stan Lee

Each and every one of us have at least read one Marvel Comics are watched a movie adaptation about it. Stan Lee is one reason why superheroes such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and more were all born in New York. However, despite the success of Stan Lee’s comics, his life story is far better than any comic books you’ll see in bookstores. You can probably say that in his own ways, Stan was a hero too. Just like most of the heroes that he created, Stan too, rose from humble beginnings. 

Stan whose parents were Romanian immigrants, was originally named Stanley Martin Lieber and grew up in Harlem and The Bronx. His family witnessed the Great Depression but Stan was much more focused on the golden age of Hollywood.  He developed a great love for fantasies at a young age. He would often be seen reading fiction and fantasy novels. 

At first he thought he would become a novelist but it turns out he was destined for a somewhat different path. His first break came when he was offered a gig at the Timely Comics. When the company decided to keep him as an employee, Stan started as a do-boy. His job was to fetch coffee and keep inks topped off. 

In a span of two years, he became editor. However, he decided to become a real life hero and offered his services to the army. Once his term was over, he came back as editor of Timely Comics. It was an uphill battle because the comics industry was mostly collapsing but after World War II, people hungered for superheroes and thus the industry was back on. This was also when they changed Timely Comics to Marvel Comics. 

As the story goes, Marvel Comics and DC Comics became the top two leading comic books of all time.