Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972, in St Joseph, Missouri and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Of course, as many of us have seen in his film 8 Mile, rapping his way to the top wasn’t Eminem’s only way of making ends meet before fame. Eminem had to take some not so glamorous jobs to make money until rapping would cover the bills.
Jobs he held:
Short Order Cook
Eminem spent his time grilling burgers at Gilbert’s Lodge in Michigan.
He also worked as a dish washer for different establishments.
As we saw in 8 Mile, Eminem was also a machinist for a short period of time.