18 People Who Dropped Out Of School And Won The World Anyway

If you drop out, you might regret it for the rest of your life.

And if you don’t, you might still regret it for the rest of your life. Sometimes, well aware of your choice and sometimes ignorant of what life could have been if you had dropped out.

But then life is not perfect. And that’s the beauty of it.

Sometimes you hear remarkable stories of people who quit school and college to pursue their passion. It can be music, acting, sports, entrepreneurship or for that matter anything under the sun.

Here’s a humble tribute to this special breed of rockstars who overcame their ‘school and high school dropout’ status and turned the world on its head.

1. Henry Ford: The founder of the Ford Motor Company.

Dropped out at 16.

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2. Ringo Starr: The drummer of The Beatles.

Dropped out at 15.

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3. Bill Gates: The founder of Microsoft.

Dropped out at 19.

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4. Sachin Tendulkar: The God of Cricket.

Dropped out at 16.

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5. Mark Zuckerberg: Chairman and CEO of Facebook

Dropped out at 19.

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6. Aamir Khan:  One of the most influential actors of Indian cinema.

Dropped out at 17.

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7. Larry Page: The co-founder of Google Inc.

Dropped out at 21.

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8. Walt Disney: The founder of The Walt Disney Company.

Dropped out at 16.

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9. Azim Premji: Chairman of Wipro.

Dropped out at 21.

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10. Michael Dell:  The founder and CEO of Dell Inc.

Dropped out at 19.

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11. Akshay Kumar: The Khatron Ka Khiladi.

Dropped out at 21.

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12. Steve Jobs:  The co-founder of Apple Inc.

Dropped out at 22.

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13. Subhash Chandra Goel: The chairman of India’s largest TV channel network Zee Media.

Dropped out at 12.

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14. Jan Koum: The founder of WhatsApp.

Dropped out at 20.

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15. Albert Einstein: The most influential physicist of the 20th century.

Dropped out at 15.

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16. Elton John: One of the best-selling music artists in the world.

Dropped out at 16.

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17. Quentin Tarantino: The most influential director of this generation.

Dropped out at 15.

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18. Mary Kom:  A  5-time World Amateur Boxing champion & Olympic Medalist.

Dropped out after Class 8.

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In the end, however loud the naysayers may scream, success is the best certificate!  :)

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