The American Dream. That celebrated ability to set out with few prospects and little experience and work one's way up the corporate ladder to the very top. There are plenty of successful executives who have done just that — starting their careers in the lowliest of low-tier jobs: the mailroom.
Click ahead for a glimpse of some of America's top executives who started out sorting mail and making copies, and rose to the top of their fields.
By Kirsten Chang
Posted 11 August, 2011
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