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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Joe Fantuzzi delivered newspapers for five years, until he turned 16 and was promoted to district manager. “My news carrier role taught me important early lessons and skills in promotion, competing, selling, service, risk taking and rewards, well beyond the monetary benefit,” Fantuzzi says. “I bought my first car -- a new VW Rabbit -- at age 20 using cash, solely from profits during my years as a news carrier and temporary district manager.

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