Welcome to E!’s Tales From the High, our sequence on girls who’re leaders of their fields and masters of their craft. Spanning industries and experiences, these powerhouse girls reply all of the questions you’ve got ever had about how they bought to the place they’re at present—and what they overcame to get there. Learn alongside as they bring about their resumés to life.
Permit us to reintroduce you to Dany Garcia.
You’ve got possible seen her identify someplace—her resume is lengthy, wide-ranging and, put merely, spectacular. However usually the primary title attributed to Dany is: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s ex-wife. Which, she is, but it surely’s arguably her least vital and least outstanding title. She’s bought fistfuls of others: Producer on a few of Hollywood’s most profitable blockbusters, founding father of a womenswear line, skilled bodybuilder and history-making proprietor of the XFL. However that is not the place her story begins.
“My first job,” she recalled in an unique interview with E! Information, “was working an eight-stall barn once I was rising up in New Jersey, once I was 12 years outdated.”
Seeing her obsession with horses, she elaborated, her grandparents paid $600 for a 12-year-old path horse she named Bucky “and the deal was that I’d work to pay for his board and feed. I used to be working and cleansing the barn and driving enormous tractors and slicing hay down. It was a tremendous expertise. It was very a lot an eye-opening expertise solely as a result of I did not notice how a lot I might do.”
Spoiler: It was rather a lot. Whereas Dany could not have predicted each title underneath her (weight) belt at present, she understood early on that she wished to become profitable.