23 School Dropouts Who Went On To Kill It

Now, we aren't saying that education isn't important ... but these people did do a bunch of cool shit without all that institutionalized B.S.

Our readers brought us the best of the best, whose said best was the result of a lack of some sort of education. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by XanaduBlue

Simon Cowell: -I' douchebag -owus ONE DIRECTON -multi-millionaire -high school dropout

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Entry by Scott Laffey

Struggling with his studies due to dyslexia, Richard Branson dropped out of school at the age of 16 and started his own magazine. A natural entreprene

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CRACKEDCO COM Ray Kroc, founder of Mc Donald's. droppedout ofhigh.schoolat age l out at 15. Doal HAMBURGERS AA His reason? He was too anxious to start

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Entry by Bennett Rea

Walt Disney dropped out of high school to join the army, was too young to enlist, and became a Red Cross ambulance driver. And then he became Walt Dam

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Entry by Ponyboy64

James Randi dropped out of high school and joined a circus. He later became one of the world's most renowned stage magicians and one of its most renow

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Entry by yulka1

Bobby Fischer dropped out of high school when he was fifteen, after having very poor grades. At age fourteen, he held a record for youngest grandmaste

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Entry by McPatrick

Youre reading this because of Michael Faraday. HIS discoveries of how electricity and magnetism work led to the first generators and motors. We power

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CRACKED COM Bill Murray was nearly a doctor! He dropped out of Pre-Med after trying to smuggle nine pounds of marijuana. He then joined the National L

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Entry by wonderfloam

CRACKEDCON Elementary school dropout, Jane Austen made the list of 100 Most Famous Britons of All Time and is ered one of the greatest writers in Engl

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Entry by mkad

CRACKEDCON Failing grades made Henri Dunant drop out of his Swiss college, and he got a job with a bank. Finding work in Algeria, he witnessed the Bat

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Entry by 7thdukeofuke

Edwin R. Fellows CRACKED CON Had one year of high school. Invented the gear shaper, making possible the mass production of accurate cylindrical gears.

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Entry by mightyzamfir

X Java Setup - Progress Java ORACLE Status: InstallingJ Java Larry EllisoN Is Freaking Rich Shortly after taking ONE semester of computer programming

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Entry by wonderfloam

R.SCCTT RITZGAL THE GREAT CAISBY POl ceni B BENJAMIN BUtTon TON BSNESELE BUTON In addition to bad hair days, F. Scott Fitzg erald had bad school days.

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Entry by mkad

Lafayette Hubbard: 1924 -Dropped out of Helena High with poor grades 1999 Failed the Naval Academy entrance exam 1939- Tried to study physics at CWo g

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Entry by MarieHemel

Drops out of high school weeks before graduation. Takes 10 week business course. First job at 16. Celebrates job day for the rest of his life. BECOM

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Entry by John E.

CRACKED Jose Mujica President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay He dropped out of high school and became a political activist. He would later join a

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Entry by horchy

Jack Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons) was a rocket engineer credited with changing the future of rocket technology with his invention of storab

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Entry by Rachel P.

HARLAND SANDERS DROPPED OUT OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SIXTH GRADE... 5upek ETHI ...AFTER A RANGE OF DIFFERENT CAREERS THAT RANGED FROM FARMHAND TO FAILE

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Entry by wonderfloam

Ea Fitygerald First Lady of Song post BLACK HERITAGE CARD Dear Family, Sorry I had to drop out of USA39 J unior H igh and run away from reform school,

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Entry by Michael Voll

Walter Cronkite Called 'the most trusted m an in America Reported on the Invasion o Norm andy. the Kennedy Assassination the moon landing, and W aterg

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Entry by MinorShan

Hiroshi Yamquchi Hiroshi dropped out of school after his grandpa suffered a stroke and he was tapped to take over 33 resident of the fanily DuSINESS:

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Entry by CZM

When Charles Dickens was 12, his.father imprisoned for debt. Charles had was to drop out of e) school to support his family, which is how he ended up

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Entry by mkad

Below: Two graduates, one of a Public Ivy and one an Ivy League school, flanked by two men who did not graduate high school CRACKED COM

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