16 Celebrities Who Dropped Out Of School That You Did Not Know About


There are a ton of success stories about people dropping out of college to pressure their dreams and today are billionaires. Some well-known examples are Steve Jobs, Howard Hughes, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, etc. But, what do they all have in common?

It was their sheer talent and will power to overcome any obstacle and stick with what they wanted to achieve. This does not mean that you can drop out of school or college and achieve greatness. You must first see that you have something to offer the world like these celebrities.

1Harry Styles

Harry Styles is by far the most popular of the boys in ‘One Direction’. He had a normal life with a passion for music. But things changed when he got a chance to audition for the British singing competition ‘The X Factor’. His schooling was going to get in the way of his participation and since this was something he really wanted to follow he dropped out at the age of 16 and never looked back.

Harry Styles

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2Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is one of the most talented and popular actresses of her generation. She had a very normal childhood until the day she saw Margaret Hamilton’s performance as the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. This ignited her passion for acting and at the age of 16, she made her film debut in a movie. Unfortunately, she had to drop out of school for this.

Nicole Kidman

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3Simon Cowell

He is a judge, businessman, talent manager, and producer. And all this was only possible when he decided to drop out of school to work as an intern for EMI Music Publishing. Thanks to this choice he has been ranked as one of the most powerful people in British culture.

Simon Cowell

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4Whoopi Goldberg

She is one of the few celebrities who have won an EGOT which stands for an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. And all this was only possible when she dropped out of Washington Irving High School at the age of 16. Through many trials and tribulations, she got into acting and standup and never looked back.

Whoopi Goldberg

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