Education is a great thing. It provides you with unique experiences and arms you with thr knowledge necessary to go out into the world and do great things. Having said that, anyone who tells you only those with a formal education will find success should be kicked right in pants.

We aren't advocating that people not go to school, but it is possible to be crazy successful without having had any formal learning. To help illustrate this, we asked our readers to look comb through history's most prominent individuals and bring us the ones that skipped that whole learning phase to become successful. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

Entry by tusk1113

CRACKED.COM Dropped out after a single semester in which he studied Shakespeare, Modern Dance, and Calligraphy. Steve Jobs Avid Hobbyist

Entry by Jordan Rudow

CRACKEDOONT Charles Darwin Alfred Russel Wallace 1809-1882 1823-1913 Formal Education: Formal Education: 1825 medicine at Edinburgh Six years of gramm

Entry by Nordy

CRACKEDCOT In 1821, Sequoyah, a self-taught Cherokee silversmith, became the only known person in history tO independently develop a writing system wh

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