Weather or not you need school to be successful and rich in life and 10 millionaires who dropped out of school and still became rich.
10 Of the Most Famous Millionaire High School Drop Outs!
Have you ever wondered just how important school is? Well according to everything we are taught as children there’s no way you can be successful in life without school. Although I do believe you need school for certain things like learning how to interact with people and reading and writing and so on, but is it absolutey really necessary to go to school for years in order to succeed? I don’t, and the list of the 10 celebrities here didn’t seem to need that much of school either to become successful and famous. Check this out, you might be pretty surprised who all dropped out and became highly successful. So let’s start with:
Writer and film director who is best known for his movies Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2, Reservoir Dogs, From Dusk Till Dawn and many more was born March 27, 1963 and dropped out of High School in grade 9. Went on to become one of the most successful movie/writers in Hollywood today.
Best known for “Wendy’s” his chain of fast food restaurants was born July 2, 1932 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Got his first job by the age of 12 and moved out and dropped out of school at the young age of 15 years old. Invested in KFC restaurant chain after meeting Col. Sanders in 1956 and became a millionaire by the age of 35 and by 1969 Dave Thomas had opened his first “Wendy’s” and the rest is history. Dave did end up graduating almost 45 years later in 1993 and finally died of liver cancer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 20012002.
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Oscar nominated movie actor known for his TV show 21 Jump Street and many movies like Edward Scissor hands, Secret Window, Blow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many more was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro Kentucky, USA. At age 16 his parents divorced and shortly after Johnny dropped out of High School to go on to be a movie star making his millions and opening his own night club the “Viper Room”.
Born Jan 7, 1964 movie actor Nicholas Cage best known for his movies Face Off, Gone in 60 Seconds, Rumble Fish and Fast Times at Ridgemont High and many others dropped out of Beverly High at the age of 17 years old. Went on to become ranked #37 in Premiere’s 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood in 1998. Between the years of 1983 to 2004 Nicholas Cage had made $76,285,000 off only 12 of his films.
Born Dec 1980 on Staten Island Christina was destined for fame. Early in high school Christina’s mother pulled her out of school to home school her because other kids where jealous of her new found fame. Christina has now moved on through life making a ton of number one songs on the charts and selling over 25 million records worldwide.
Born on Jan 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario Canada dropped out of high school at the age of only 16 years old. Jim eventually moved on to do many movies and is best known for his work on Ace Venture, Brue Almighty, Number 23, Man on the Moon and many more. This Canadian dropout has won 2 Golden Globes, owns his own 25 million dollar plane and has made over $100,000,000 between the years of 1994 to 2003 off only 11 of his movies.
Long time movie star and Oscar nominated John Travolta was born Feb 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey. Travolta dropped out of school at the young age of 16 and went on to building his career in movies. Travolta is best known for his movies like Look Who’s Talking, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Wild Hogs, Face Off and many more. From the years 1994 to 2007 John Travolta had cleared over $100,000,000 from only 15 films he’s been in.
Born on February 7, 1966 in Andrews South, California had a real rag to riches story. Rock ended up dropping out of school at the age of 17 to pursue his dream of being a comedian. Chris Rock has appeared in a number of movies like CB4, Down To Earth and also known for his TV show “Everybody Hates Chris”. Between the years of 1987 to the year of 1998 Chris Rock had made about $2,011,600 off his older films and this does not include recent films he has been in.
Tom Petty famous musician from many bands but best known for “Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers” was born October 20, 1950 in Gainesville, Florida had dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to join the band “Mud crutch”. After years of writing and producing music Tom Petty had made millions and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002.
Movie star and Oscar winner Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey. Joe dropped out of high school somewhere between the ages 15-18 years old and is best known for most of his roles in gangster movies like Good Fellows, Casino, Raging Bull and other movies like Home Alone and many more. In 1998 Joe Pesci had made $3,000,000 alone from just his role in Lethal Weapon.
I guess in some degree you need some type of education to be somewhat successful but all of these celebrities have proven if you have the drive and a dream to go somewhere in life you can get there no matter how much schooling you might have. In my personal opinion if you can read and write then there is no reason why you can’t be successful in whatever you might pick to do with your life just follow your dream like these celebrities did!