Everyone has to start somewhere, and for many of Hollywood’s stars that often means working for other already established celebrities. As it turns out, the entertainment industry is a very small place, and sometimes all it takes is getting in with the right people, even if that meant babysitting their kids or organizing their closets before becoming a full-fledged star themselves. Here are 7 celebrities who took on jobs working for other stars before they were famous:

Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton

It is incredible to think of how quickly things can change when not so long, reality superstar Kim Kardashian West was not only unknown, but was working for celebrities. The mid-2000s were the peak of Paris Hilton’s fame and at the time she hired her best friend, Kim Kardashian, to be her assistant, closet organizer and stylist. Now, Kim Kardashian is one of the wealthiest celebrities on the planet and her entire family has reached an incredible amount of fame, completely eclipsing that of Paris Hilton’s days on The Simple Life.