What do Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Walt Disney have in common? OK, besides, they are well-known, wealthy entrepreneurs. They all had failures. Oprah was fired from her first job as a newscaster. Ever heard of Traf-O-Data? That was Bill Gates idea offering traffic data. Steve Jobs was fired from his own company. Walt Disney once suffered and lived on nothing when his characters were stolen and screenings were bust.