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We may know them as some of the most successful people of our time, but famous entrepreneurs such as Colonel Sanders, Walt Disney and Vera Wang have all experienced trials amongst their tribulations. For example, did you know that Colonel Sanders’ fried chicken recipe was rumoured to have been rejected 1009 times by restauranteurs? And that many of Walk Disney’s first movies (now classics) lost money at the box office?

This infographic from business energy broker Smarter Business lists the failures of five famous entrepreneurs – and how they managed to overcome them.