'I got my start at a Fortune 500 company'

There are millions of people employed by the 500, so you're bound to find a few famous faces. Nicki Minaj and Ellen DeGeneres are just some of the celebs who worked at a Fortune 500 company on their way up.

Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher
Company: General Mills
Fortune 500 rank: 181

Before the Two and a Half Men star scored an acting gig on That 70's Show, he was sweeping Cheerio dust off of the floor of a General Mills plant in Iowa. Kutcher, whose father also worked at General Mills, did a brief stint at the packaged food giant during college.

By Mina Kimes, writer - Last updated May 07 2012: 7:32 AM ET