Here's more about the famous people you never knew were college dropouts!

There is always a sea of reasons behind dropping out of college; it could be reasons ranging from disinterest in pursuing a certain course to finding something else that they think is worth their time and effort. Most of the times, people tend to develop the instincts of dropping out of college due to the lack of funds that will help them earn that degree they hope for. And if it isn’t the lack of money to keep them going the factor for dropout, it could either be a sudden and unexpected emergency that’s behind this pitfall. But according to a survey, one of the biggest known reasons for pupils to bid farewell to their dreams of achieving a degree is because of the lack of funds to repay their student loans. Most of them leave their homelands to get a hold of that degree that could probably change their lives. But the mere costs of survival and the heavy book expenses turns out to become their greatest nightmares, ultimately leading to dropping out of college. But somehow, dropping out of college proved to be a boon in the lives of many- some even turning out to become billionaires! Though their story is motivational, solely depending on dropping out of college to become rich isn’t the way to go! Famous people like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs are living proof that sometimes choosing to start something afresh by halting a college degree can turn out to be a successful plan. Here’s a detailed look into the lives of many others who turned out to be just fine even after dropping out of prestigious colleges!
Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
(Co-founder of Facebook, Computer Programmer)

14 May 1984

White Plains

American

Taurus

Kanye WestKanye West
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer)

08 June 1977

Atlanta

American

Gemini

Tom HanksTom Hanks
(Academy Award Winning Actor)

09 July 1956

Concord, California, U.S.

American

Cancer

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

New York City

American

Aries

Matt DamonMatt Damon
(Actor)

08 October 1970

Cambridge

American

Libra

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
(Filmmaker)

18 December 1946

Cincinnati

American

Sagittarius

Brad PittBrad Pitt
(Actor)

18 December 1963

Shawnee

American

Sagittarius

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway
(Actress)

12 November 1982

Brooklyn

American

Scorpio

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

25 December 1977

Walworth, London

British

Aries

Bob DylanBob Dylan
(Singer & Songwriter)

24 May 1941

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

American

Gemini

John MayerJohn Mayer
(Singer)

16 October 1977

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

American

Libra

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt
(Actor, Director)

17 February 1981

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood

31 May 1930

San Francisco, California, U.S

American

Gemini

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
(Actor)

15 August 1972

Berkeley

American

Leo

Mila KunisMila Kunis
(Actress)

14 August 1983

Chernivtsi

Ukrainian,American

Leo

James CameronJames Cameron
(Filmmaker)

16 August 1954

Kapuskasing

Canadian

Leo

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
(Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.))

11 August 1950

San Jose, California, U.S.

American

Leo

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1956

Metairie

American

Aquarius

Bill MurrayBill Murray
(American actor)

21 September 1950

Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.

American

Virgo

Claire DanesClaire Danes
(American actress)

12 April 1979

Manhattan

American

Aries

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher
(Actor, Producer, Model, Investor)

07 February 1978

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

Jesse VenturaJesse Ventura

15 July 1951

Minneapolis, Minnesota

American

Cancer

Channing TatumChanning Tatum

26 April 1980

Cullman, Alabama, U.S.

American

Taurus

Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds

11 February 1936

Lansing

American

Aquarius

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
(Actress)

17 January 1980

Los Angeles

American

Capricorn

Yoko OnoYoko Ono
(Artist)

18 February 1933

Tokyo

Japanese

Aquarius

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
(Actress)

22 August 1973

Canandaigua, New York, United States

American

Leo

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

Finsbury Park, London, England

British

Leo

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

London

British

Libra

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
(Actor)

19 March 1955

Idar-Oberstein, Germany

American

Pisces

Kyra SedgwickKyra Sedgwick
(American Actress)

19 August 1965

New York City

American

Leo

Sean CombsSean Combs
(Rapper, Record Producer)

04 November 1969

Harlem , New York City

American

Scorpio

Jessica BielJessica Biel
(American actress)

03 March 1982

Ely, Minnesota, United States

American

Pisces

Owen WilsonOwen Wilson

18 November 1968

Dallas

American

Scorpio

Richard GereRichard Gere
(Actor & Activist)

31 August 1949

Philadelphia

American

Virgo

Michael KeatonMichael Keaton
(Actor)

05 September 1951

Coraopolis

American

Virgo

Ben StillerBen Stiller

30 November 1965

New York City

American

Sagittarius

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
(Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter)

04 August 1955

Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.

American

Leo

John CusackJohn Cusack

28 June 1966

Evanston

American

Cancer

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel

13 November 1967

Brooklyn, New York

American

Scorpio

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
(Computer programmer)

03 July 1971

Townsville

Australian

Cancer

Warren BeattyWarren Beatty
(Actor)

30 March 1937

Richmond

American

Aries

Eva MendesEva Mendes

05 March 1974

Miami

American

Pisces

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
(Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Film Composer)

14 March 1933

United States

American

Pisces

Kevin SmithKevin Smith

02 August 1970

Red Bank

New Zealander,American

Leo

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 September 1896

21 December 1940

Saint Paul

American

Libra

Steve MartinSteve Martin
(Comedian)

14 August 1945

Waco

American

Leo

Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman

08 August 1937

Los Angeles

American

Leo

Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
(Actress)

04 December 1964

Brooklyn, New York, U.S

American

Sagittarius

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods

30 December 1975

Cypress, California

American

Capricorn

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
(Founder of Oracle)

17 August 1944

Manhattan, New York

American

Leo

Paul AllenPaul Allen
(Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist)

21 January 1953

Seattle

American

Aquarius

Daniel Edward Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd

01 July 1952

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

American

Cancer

Gene HackmanGene Hackman
(Actor and Author)

30 January 1930

San Bernardino, California, U.S

American

Aquarius

Cindy CrawfordCindy Crawford

20 February 1966

DeKalb

American

Pisces

Tyler PerryTyler Perry

13 September 1969

New Orleans

American

Virgo

Ralph LaurenRalph Lauren
(Fashion Designer)

14 October 1939

The Bronx

American

Libra

Bette MidlerBette Midler

01 December 1945

Honolulu, Hawaii

American

Sagittarius

Angus YoungAngus Young
(Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band, AC/DC)

31 March 1955

Glasgow

Australian,Scottish

Aries

Kevin JamesKevin James

26 April 1965

Mineola

American

Taurus

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger
(Writer)

01 January 1919

27 January 2010

New York City

American

Capricorn

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
(Architect)

28 February 1929

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian,American

Pisces

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck

10 February 1964

Everett

American

Aquarius

Joel OsteenJoel Osteen
(American Preacher & Televangelist)

05 March 1963

Houston

American

Pisces

Russell SimmonsRussell Simmons
(Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam)

04 October 1957

Queens, New York, United States

American

Libra

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
(Television Show Host & Radio Personality)

24 December 1974

Dunwoody, Georgia

American

Capricorn

Bela LugosiBela Lugosi

20 October 1882

16 August 1956

Lugos, Austria-Hungary

Hungarian

Libra

Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
(Civil Rights Activist)

08 October 1941

Greenville

American

Libra

Rachael RayRachael Ray
(TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author)

25 August 1968

Glens Falls, New York, U.S.

American

Virgo

A. J. McLeanA. J. McLean

09 January 1978

West Palm Beach

American

Capricorn

Mike LookinlandMike Lookinland
(Actor)

19 December 1960

Mount Pleasant, Utah, United States

American

Sagittarius

Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
(Gangster)

26 June 1915

16 November 1985

Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

American

Cancer

Stephen LewisStephen Lewis
(Politician, Broadcaster and Diplomat)

11 November 1937

Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian

Scorpio

Karl RoveKarl Rove
(Political Consultant)

25 December 1950

Denver, Colorado

American

Capricorn

Trace AdkinsTrace Adkins
(Singer, Actor)

13 January 1962

Webster Parish

American

Capricorn

Jeff FoxworthyJeff Foxworthy
(Comedian)

06 September 1958

Atlanta

American

Virgo

Don KingDon King

20 August 1931

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

American

Leo

Reginald Claypoole VanderbiltReginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
(Millionaire, Equestrian)

14 January 1880

04 September 1925

Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States

American

Capricorn

Sergiusz PiaseckiSergiusz Piasecki
(Writer)

01 April 1901

12 September 1964

Lyakhavichy

Polish

Aries

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
(Actor)

02 April 1977

Heidelberg

German,Irish

Aries

Dennis QuaidDennis Quaid
(Film actor, Actor, Aviator, Voice actor, Television actor)

09 April 1954

Houston

American

Aries

Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
(Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer)

17 May 1965

Mercer County

American

Taurus

Natasha BedingfieldNatasha Bedingfield
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)

26 November 1981

London

British

Sagittarius

Jeff ProbstJeff Probst
(Television presenter, Film director, Cleric)

04 November 1961

Wichita

American

Scorpio

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