10 Famous & Successful Personalities Who Were School/College Dropouts

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10 Famous & Successful Personalities Who Were School/College Dropouts
Right from the beginning, we have been taught to equate our scorecards with success. How we perform at school somehow determines how flourished our lives would be. It often gets too late before we are able to figure out the real standing of our score cards vis-à-vis our lives.

Yes, scorecards may be important to an extent, but a bad score report is definitely not the end of the world. Here's a list of popular people who failed at school and college but turned out to be extremely successful in their respective careers:- 

#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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#2. Sachin Tendulkar

One of the greatest batsmen of all ages, the Master Blaster flunked his eighth-grade exam. However, he never called quits on his interest and achieved all the success that one could imagine.

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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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Scores Don't Matter At All

i think scores are not matter because my life is also look like this list i am also very weak in school or college. but now i am a successful in my life. That's why i am telling  this.

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