Long before these celebs became famous, they were mere commoners. Young Bill Gates was not a billionaire and Nelson Mandela was born into a country plagued by apartheid. What they achieved in their lives was due to the sheer strength of their hard work and willpower.

Bright Side brings you photographs of 15 famous people from times when they weren’t so famous.

Nelson Mandela

Michael Jackson

Minka Kelly

Michelle Obama

Ronald Reagan

Lionel Messi

Dmitry Medvedev

Steven Seagal

Donald Trump

George W. Bush

John F. Kennedy

Pope Francis

Pope John Paul II

Vladimir Putin

Bill Gates

Which is your favorite photograph? Let us know in the comments below.

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-people/15-photos-of-famous-people-that-are-basically-unrecognizable-615410/