Motown’s Berry Gordy built cars for Ford after the company fired him from another job

Even celebrities know the importance of starting small before going big when working hard and building a successful career. Henry Ford did the same before building his famous automobile company. But there are some singers out there, like Berry Gordy, who learned success by working in some automobile factories. What were they and how did they start his company?

Berry Gordy’s claim to fame

Motown’s Berry Gordy | Getty Images

Gordy was born on November 28, 1929. According to Britannica, he dropped out of Northeastern High School in Detroit, MI, known as the “Motor City.” He tried to make a career out of boxing, but left to join the army in 1951.

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