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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Sanjeev Gupta took a job as a dishwasher at Virginia Tech to earn money for books. “I was a graduate student, but my boss was sophomore undergrad. He managed an operation of 50 people, and that such a young person could be so responsible was pretty amazing to me,” Gupta says. He learned from his boss “that young people can do a lot. It’s just a matter of putting them in the right position. That stayed with me, that young people can be given that kind of responsibility and they will come through.”

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