Famous Poorly Educated - List of Famous Poorly Educated

And in that scenario, about 757 million around the globe are illiterate- both in developed and developing spheres of the world. By terming them under the poorly educated tag, it means that not only can they not read a book, they aren’t equipped with much knowledge to even read the labels on a medication prescription. Undeniably, education is important; and like the popular belief, the higher the education received, the more successful path you will lead. But for those who have never been to schools or even received minimal education, it is said and believed that those are the folks who are headed toward a torturous career lane. But looking at the Hollywood side of the illiteracy, mere ability to read is that last thing that makes an actor. Emotions and the desire to drive their actions to make their on-screen job look very much real is all that it needs to build a reputation and earn success. Creativity and artistic skills are what comes to play and no one really looks into the kind of advanced education pursued by the actors. Legends like John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix are some of the greatest songwriters of all time- neither of them could read music. Entrepreneur Henry Ford never went to school and actor Mark Wahlberg graduated high school at the age of 42; there are still so many names that have created a niche for themselves in this industry sans education. Keep reading and have your mind blown by some of the famous personalities who come under the illiteracy bandwidth!

You won't believe how many of these famous people never made it through in college or schools!

The Most Famous Poorly Educated

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Simon CowellOctober 7, 1959BritishSimon Cowell is a television personality, producer and entrepreneur
Wolfgang PuckJuly 8, 1949AustrianWolfgang Puck is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and the founder of Wolfgang Puck Companies
Coco ChanelAugust 19, 1883FrenchCoco Chanel was a renowned French fashion designer who founded the fashion brand ‘Chanel’
W. Clement StoneMay 4, 1902AmericanW Clement Stone was a successful businessman, philanthropist and self-help book author
Dustin MoskovitzMay 22, 1984AmericanDustin Moskovitz is an American entrepreneur and co-founder of Facebook
David OgilvyJune 23, 1911French, BritishDavid Ogilvy was a renowned advertising executive who is popularly known as the 'Father of Advertising'
Richard BransonJuly 18, 1950BritishRichard Branson is the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of companies
Larry EllisonAugust 17, 1944AmericanLarry Ellison is the co-founder and chairman of Oracle Corporation
Henry FordJuly 30, 1863AmericanHenry Ford was the founder of the Ford Motors Company, had brought a revolution in the automobile industry
Rush LimbaughJanuary 12, 1951AmericanRush Limbaugh is an American radio talk show host, political commentator and author

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of United States and the first one to be elected from the Democratic Party

AmericanMarch 15, 1767167 views

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States

AmericanFebruary 12, 1809124 views

Rachael Ray

Rachael Domenica Ray is an American celebrity cook, best selling cookbook author, a business women and a TV personality

AmericanAugust 25, 1968160 views

George Eastman

George Eastman was an inventor, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist all rolled into one

AmericanJuly 12, 1854121 views

William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror was the Duke of Normandy, who later became the King of England

British102883 views

Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad is the founder of the furniture company ‘IKEA’ and has been instrumental behind its success

SwedishMarch 30, 1926177 views

Kemmons Wilson

Charles Kemmons Wilson was a celebrated businessman, known for having established the ‘Holiday Inn’ chain of quality hotels

AmericanJanuary 5, 1913138 views

James Cameron

Known for movies like ‘Titanic’, and ‘Avatar’, James Cameron is an ‘Academy Award’-winning film director

CanadianAugust 16, 1954170 views

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and the founder of Wolfgang Puck Companies

AustrianJuly 8, 1949324 views

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak is one of the co-founders of the Apple Inc

AmericanAugust 11, 1950146 views