P!nk P!nk has always been an independent, powerful womaneven when she was in high school, working at McDonald's. "It was important to my family that I make my own money. I was a drive-through girl at McDonald's," she told Food & Wine . "I had a Janet Jackson microphoneI had power." Getty Images

James Franco The actor loved his time working at McDonald's so much, he wrote about it in the Washington Post . After moving to LA, James took a job at McDonald's to support himself while trying to become an actor. "All I know is that when I needed McDonald's, McDonald's was there for me. When no one else was," he told the newspaper. Getty Images

Lin Manuel-Miranda The playwright and actor shared on Twitter , "My first job was working the cash register and deliveries for McDonald's." He shared a song inspired by his time working there, and even got some praise from the McDonald's Twitter account . Getty Images

Jeff Bezos Before he was one of the world's richest men , Bezos worked at McDonald's. In an interview with Teets for Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's , he said that the Saturday morning shift was his favorite: "I would get a big bowl and crack 300 eggs in it," he recalled. Getty Images

Shania Twain By night, she was a singer, but by day she was an employee of McDonald's (and a high school student). "I worked at McDonald's for several years as a teenager after school while singing in bars at night," Shania told Us Weekly . Getty Images

Pharrell Williams The "Happy" singer actually worked atand got fired fromMcDonald's three separate times. "At a certain point they just realized that I was no help," he admitted on Late Night with Seth Meyers . "I was only good at eating the chicken nuggets." Ironically, he later went on to write the jingle for (you guessed it) McDonald's. Getty Images

Andie MacDowell Actress Andie MacDowell worked for the fast-food chain, and she brought her signature sunny personality to work every day. Speaking to Cody Teets, author of Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's , she referred to McDonald's as being "a great environment to work in, with lots of camaraderie and teamwork." Getty Images

Mark Hamill Who would've guessed that Luke Skywalker used to work at McDonald's? He shared on Twitter that it was his first job (kind of). "If you don't count paperboy, the time I was hired to play Santa's helper in a department store or the countless backyard puppet/magic/ventriloquist shows I did... My 1st real job WAS at McDonald's in Annandale Virginia when I was 16," he wrote. Getty Images

Seal The "Kiss From a Rose" singer worked for the fast-food chain, but not for very long. "The worst job I ever had was in McDonald's in Kentish Town," he told The Guardian . "I stayed two weeks, until I got my first paycheck, then I was outta there." Getty Images

Jay Leno The late-night host started his career with a job at a McDonald's in Massachusetts. He told Cody Teets , author of Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's , that working at the restaurant taught him important life lessons about hard work and having high standards. Getty Images

Sharon Stone Before she landed her first modeling gig or her big break in Total Recall, Sharon Stone worked part-time as a counter girl at McDonald's. Getty Images

James D'Arcy You've probably seen him in Dunkirk or Homeland, but long before he was a successful actor, James D'Arcy worked at McDonald's. His experience was actually pretty scary. Someone pulled a gun on him while he was working the register one night, he told Metro . He stopped working there shortly afterwards. Getty Images

Star Jones The former co-host of The View once worked at McDonald's when she was a teenager. "Being a fry girl for McDonald's started me on my professional path! It taught me responsibility," she shared on Twitter . Getty Images

Judge Greg Mathis Before he was an attorney and star of Judge Mathis, Greg Mathis worked at a McDonald's in Michigan. According to his website , he was leading voter registration campaigns on his college campus by day, and working as a swing manager at the restaurant by night. Getty Images

Andy Grammer Like many other entertainers, this country singer's first job was at McDonald's. He wasn't a huge fan of the experience, though: "My first job was McDonaldsterrible!" he said to Us Weekly . Getty Images

Keenan Ivory Wayans The actor, writer, and reality star was the manager of a McDonald's when he was still in high school, according to New York Magazine . He began working there to help support his family, which includes him, his parents, and nine (yes, nine) siblings. Getty Images

Paul Ryan The former speaker of the house landed a job as a fry cook at McDonald's when he was 16 years old. But he was sure that bigger things were ahead, according to a speech he gave at a campaign rally . "When I was flipping burgers at McDonald's, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life. I thought to myself, I'm the American dream on a path and journey so that I can find happiness however I can find it myself." Getty Images

Carl Lewis Olympic runner Carl Lewis got his first job at McDonald's, where he learned the importance of working fast. He also went on to star in an advertisement for the company , where he said that working at McDonald's was his "first race against the clock." Getty Images

Macy Gray In an interview with The Beijinger , the soulful singer said that she started working at McDonald's when she was just 14 years old. Several years later, she went on to star in a commercial for the restaurant , where she said that working at McDonald's was her "first big break. Getty Images

Boris Berian The Olympic runner worked at McDonald's after dropping out of school in Colorado Springs. According to The New York Times , he was sleeping on a friend's couch and finding time to train at night, much to his mother's chagrin. Although his mother thought he would be working there forever, he ultimately qualified for the Rio Olympics less than a year later. Getty Images

Scott Walker The former governor of Wisconsin used to flip burgers at McDonalds. During his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Scott went back to his old restaurant in Delavan, Wisconsin he even took a turn at the drive-thru window, for old times' sake. Getty Images

D.L. Hughley The comedian, actor, and Dancing With The Stars alum reportedly got his start cleaning the lobby at McDonald's . But there probably isn't any lost love between D.L. and McDonald's: he once tweeted, "It's funny that McDonald's uses a heart in their commercials, When u consider how many hearts their food has stopped!" Yikes. Getty Images

Chris Sabo The former MLB player spent some time working for the golden arches before getting pulled up to the big leagues. While he was still playing in the minor leagues, he worked part-time at McDonalds to support himself, according to the Chuck Edwards Group . Getty Images

Amy Van Dyken The former Olympic swimmer and radio personality also got her start at McDonald's. According to the Chuck Edwards Group , which oversees operations for the restaurant, Amy says that working at McDonald's helped her learn teamwork. Getty Images

Debbye Turner The former Miss America is nothing if not determined. "When I reached 'real' working age, I marched right down to McDonald's and got a job serving burgers (do you want fries with that!)," she wrote on her website . Getty Images

Andrew Card The former chief of staff for George W. Bush worked at McDonald's, and spoke positively about the experience to Teets for Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonalds . Andrew said, "I remember thinking that McDonald's was unique as a great equalizer. Wealthy and poor, black and white all came to McDonald's and stood in the same lines and sat at the same booths." Getty Images

Daniel Johnston Alternative rock musician Daniel Johnston used his job at McDonald's to his advantage. While working, he would pass out recordings of his music. According to Texas Monthly , he would say "Hi, how are you? I'm Daniel Johnston, and I'm gonna be famous." Talk about confidence. Getty Images

Fred Durst Before making it big as the lead singer of the band Limp Bizkit, Fred Durst reportedly worked for a McDonald's restaurant in Florida. Getty Images

Tony Stewart The race car driver and NASCAR team owner is another celebrity who used to work at McDonald's. According to the Chuck Edwards Group , which oversees McDonald's business operations, Tony worked at McDonald's when he was a teenager. Getty Images

Marcia Fudge The Ohio congresswoman told Teets for Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonalds , that there are certain similarities between working as part of Congress and working at McDonald's: you need to size up people's concerns, guide them through the process, apologize if something went wrongand hold your ground if someone's stopped being reasonable. Getty Images

T-Pain While T-Pain didn't technically work at McDonald's, he revealed to Today he almost did: "The most horrible time was the day that Akon called me. He called me right when I went to get my application from McDonald's." Dimitrios Kambouris - Getty Images

Leroy Chiao Before he was an astronaut and lived on board the International Space Station, Leroy worked at McDonald's as a 16-year-old in California's Walnut Creekwhich Leroy told Teets for Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's : "My experiences at McDonald's have translated into almost anything I've done." John Sciulli - Getty Images

Don Jazzy Nigerian producer, singer, and rapper, Don Jazzy, moved to London when he was 18 and got a job at McDonald's and as a body guard before he made it. Guido De Bortoli - Getty Images

Willard Scott He later went on to become a famous weatherman for The Today Show, but before he made it big, Willard was the first person to portray Ronald McDonald in TV ads. Jim Spellman - Getty Images

Laurieann Gibson Before becoming a choreographer for P. Diddy and Lady Gaga, Laurieann worked at McDonald's in 1983. "For a long time, no one ever knew about my humble beginnings. Now its something I like to tell people," Laurieann told Teets for Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's . She used her money from McDonald's to buy a bus ticket to New York City. Earl Gibson III - Getty Images

Michael Smerconish The radio talk show host and MSNBC political commentator started working at McDonald's in 1978. "If I were in college admissions, I would have a lot more respect for a person who had punched a clock, gotten a little dirty, and learned how to rotate stock than someone who had a glamorous internship," Michael told Teets for Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's . Larry French - Getty Images

Jerry W. Hairston Jr. Since Jerry is the first African-American to be a third generation major league baseball player, you'd think he wouldn't have to work when he was younger. But his father insisted he get a job to experience hard workand that's exactly what he learned. "No matter what you want to do in life, you've got put all your effort into it," Jerry told Teets for Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's . Allen Berezovsky - Getty Images

Drew Nieporent Just because Drew Nieporent is the founder of dozens of high-end restaurants (including one he co-owns with Robert De Niro), the former McDonald's employee told Teets for Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's he's a fan of the golden arches: "Seeing McDonald's on the resumes of applicants would be a huge plus." Theo Wargo - Getty Images

Andrew Dornenburg Back in 1974, Andrew Dornenburg started a job at McDonald's, with no clue he'd go on to become a chef and author of the best-selling book Becoming a Chef . "It may have been Filet-O-Fish and fries at the time, but when it became filet mignon and roasted garlic mashed potatoes, the lesson was the same: it had to be hot, and it had to represent your best effort," he told Teets for Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's Patrick McMullan - Getty Images