Tech CEOs’ first jobs: Licorice maker, housekeeper, scuba diver and more

Before their corporate jobs, many tech CEOs got their hands dirty, scrubbing oils stains off asphalt, cleaning bathrooms, and shoveling monkey cages. Here are their stories.

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When he was 16 years old, Dave Rich got a job calling local football games: “I would follow the game, announcing and analyzing every move the players made. I would add a little color to the game myself, too,” he recalls. “As PA announcer, I overcame any shyness I might have had. I quickly developed a thick skin and learned not to be rattled by other people’s opinions. This is a hard lesson to learn at such a young age and a very valuable one.”

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