#1. Kristen Stewart
Stewart has a successful career in films. Gaining popularity after her role in the Twilight movies, Stewart has done a vast number of films since then. However, starting her career at a tender age she had to be homeschooled as she failed miserably at school.
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#3. Heston Blumenthal
The celebrity chef flunked his O Level Science. That definitely did not stop him from getting The Fat Duck into business.
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#4. David Geffen
The co-founder of Asylum Records, Geffen Records, DreamWorks, and DGC Records was never a straight A student. He dropped out of University of Texas and Brooklyn College and still came a long way in his career.
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#5. Dick Cheney
Where does your career seem to go if you fail Yale University once? How about twice? Dick Cheney did not make his career decisions the traditional way. He went on to become a member of U.S. House of Representatives (1979-89), served as Secretary of Defense under George Bush, and later Vice-President of the United States.
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#6. Al Pacino
The popular Godfather Actor has had a career in films for almost half a century now. However, during his time at school, he reportedly failed at and dropped out of every subject, except English. Despite his failure at school, Al Pacino did attain what we call success.
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#7. John Lennon
Co-founder of one of the most moving bands in the history of music, The Beatles, Lennon failed his annual exam at Liverpool College of Arts and was expelled thereafter. His scores did not even remotely have an impact on his career graph.
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#8. F. Scott Fitzgerald
The famous American novel and short story writer’s works were largely associated with the Jazz Age. The Great Gatsby writer is still celebrated around the world. However, it is interesting to note that he failed out of Princeton University. But, his failure did not stop him from pursuing his interest and carving out a special place in the literary world.
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#9. Albert Einstein
One cannot just complete this list without the legendary physicist, Albert Einstein. Einstein was not an academic hit at school. He even failed to meet the required standard in the entrance examination of Swiss Federal Polytechnic. Well, the rest, as they say, is history.
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#10. Thomas Alva Edison
The greatest inventor of America had over 1000 patents in his name. Who could have guessed that Edison was never good at academics and gave up on formal education at a tender age?
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