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Updated: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT | By Ashley Lutz and Noah Plaue
26 successful people who failed at first

Devastating failures can be just another stop on the road to success.



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We've put together some of the world's greatest success stories, from movie stars to scientists, who just happen to have experienced massive failure that could have easily made them give up.

But they didn't and now they're the monumental successes that they are remembered for. So, remember these stories when it feels like you will never make it to the top.

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