There are many stories about folks who were fired before they became rich and famous. Naturally, their philosophy is ‘that was the best thing that ever happened’ . . . however, that isn’t always the case. Most of the folks in this gallery were already famous before getting the axe. A few have gone on to greater things, a few . . . not so much, a few are still trying to catch the fame train and some use their celebrity to do other things.