Famous School Dropouts - List of Famous School Dropouts - page 10

Education is undoubtedly an important part of every human’s life and it’s widely believed that academic success leads to a secure future. However, there are several individuals who have proved that you don’t always need good grades to be successful in life. You would be surprised to know that some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs and big achievers, in general, haven’t even graduated from high school. Yet, some of these eminent personalities are role models to millions of people from across the world. Hollywood heartthrobs like Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey, John Travolta, Charlie Sheen, Quentin Tarantino, Katy Perry and Nicolas Cage are some world renowned names who never studied much. Maverick filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s school teachers would have hardly expected their student to make cult classics like ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and ‘Inglorious Bastards’. These films didn’t just strike gold at the box office, but garnered a lot of acclaim at film festivals around the world too. Although actors Nicolas Cage and Jim Carrey failed to finish high school, their lives went on to be known as one of the greatest success stories of all time. ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp’s net worth is estimated to be around $400 Million and interestingly, he isn’t a Harvard or Stanford graduate. These celebrities have proved that graduating from high school and taking up a job like everybody else isn’t the only route to success. Here’s a list of high school dropouts who are famous worldwide for their endeavors.

Johnny Depp, Katy Perry, Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage are some celebrities who didn't graduate from high school

The Most Famous School Dropouts

Charles BukowskiAugust 16, 1920German, AmericanCharles Bukowski was a German-born American novelist, short story writer and poet
Nicole KidmanJune 20, 1967Australian, AmericanNicole Kidman is one of the most talented actors that the Hollywood film industry can boast of
Henry CavendishOctober 10, 1731BritishHenry Cavendish was a theoretical chemist and physicist, renowned for discovery of hydrogen and calculation of the mass of earth
Frank IeroOctober 31, 1981AmericanFrank Iero is an acclaimed American musician
Joaquin PhoenixOctober 28, 1974AmericanJoaquin Phoenix is a famed actor of Hollywood known for the films, ‘Walk the Line’ and ‘Gladiator’
Al PacinoApril 25, 1940AmericanAl Pacino is a very famous American film/stage actor, known for his extraordinary acting skills
Tom CruiseJuly 3, 1962AmericanTom Cruise is an award-winning American actor and filmmaker best known for movies in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film series
Simon CowellOctober 7, 1959BritishSimon Cowell is a television personality, producer and entrepreneur
Charles TaylorJanuary 28, 1948LiberianCharles Taylor is a former politician from Liberia, who served as the President of the country for six years
Bobby FischerMarch 9, 1943American, IcelanderBobby Fischer is considered one of the greatest chess players of all times
Jack Benny

Jack Benny

Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky) was one of the most celebrated American entertainers of the 20th century

AmericanFebruary 14, 1894134 views

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart was an American screen actor who is best known for his performances in the iconic films such as ‘Casablanca’, and ‘The African Queen’

AmericanDecember 25, 1899171 views

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan is an American professional wrestler, musician, and actor

AmericanAugust 11, 1953220 views

Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers was an award-winning American dancer, singer and actress

AmericanJuly 16, 1911187 views

George Carlin

George Carlin was a comedian and social satirist most noted for his views on controversial subjects

AmericanMay 12, 1937156 views

Eugene Curran Kelly

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AmericanAugust 23, 1912114 views

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra was a very popular singer and an award winning actor

AmericanDecember 12, 1915165 views

Frank Iero

Frank Iero is an acclaimed American musician

AmericanOctober 31, 1981680 views

Elton John

Elton John is the one of the most celebrated English singers and composers of the 20th century

BritishMarch 25, 1947209 views