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!
Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds
(Actor)

11 February 1936

American

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

American

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

08 June 1977

American

Mila KunisMila Kunis
(Actress)

14 August 1983

Ukrainian,American

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods

30 December 1975

American

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

21 January 1953

American

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
(Actor)

31 May 1930

American

Brad PittBrad Pitt
(Actor)

18 December 1963

American

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

07 February 1978

American

Tom HanksTom Hanks
(Academy Award Winning Actor)

09 July 1956

American

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
(Actor)

19 March 1955

American

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
(Actor)

15 August 1972

American

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
(Comedian)

26 January 1958

American

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
(Co-founder of Facebook, Computer Programmer)

14 May 1984

American

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

14 March 1933

American

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway
(Actress)

12 November 1982

American

Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett
(Actress)

14 May 1969

Australian

Jessica BielJessica Biel
(American actress)

03 March 1982

American

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

British

Matt DamonMatt Damon
(Actor)

08 October 1970

American

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

British

Bob DylanBob Dylan
(Singer & Songwriter)

24 May 1941

American

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

British

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg
(Filmmaker)

18 December 1946

American

Channing TatumChanning Tatum

26 April 1980

American

Sean CombsSean Combs
(Rapper, Record Producer)

04 November 1969

American

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

American

Richard GereRichard Gere
(Actor & Activist)

31 August 1949

American

Eva MendesEva Mendes

05 March 1974

American

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
(Actor)

02 April 1977

German,Irish

Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel
(Actress)

17 January 1980

American

Michael KeatonMichael Keaton
(Actor)

05 September 1951

American

Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei
(Actress)

04 December 1964

American

Bill MurrayBill Murray
(American actor)

21 September 1950

American

Owen WilsonOwen Wilson
(American actor)

18 November 1968

American

Yoko OnoYoko Ono
(Artist)

18 February 1933

Japanese

Ben StillerBen Stiller

30 November 1965

American

John MayerJohn Mayer
(Singer)

16 October 1977

American

James CameronJames Cameron
(Filmmaker)

16 August 1954

Canadian

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

17 February 1981

American

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig
(Actress)

22 August 1973

American

John CusackJohn Cusack

28 June 1966

American

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

11 August 1950

American

Steve MartinSteve Martin
(Comedian)

14 August 1945

American

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

04 August 1955

American

Bette MidlerBette Midler

01 December 1945

American

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel

13 November 1967

American

Gene HackmanGene Hackman
(Actor and Author)

30 January 1930

American

Tyler PerryTyler Perry
(Actor)

13 September 1969

American

Claire DanesClaire Danes
(American actress)

12 April 1979

American

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
(Computer programmer)

03 July 1971

Australian

Daniel Edward Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd

01 July 1952

American

Warren BeattyWarren Beatty
(Actor)

30 March 1937

American

Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman

08 August 1937

American

Kyra SedgwickKyra Sedgwick
(American Actress)

19 August 1965

American

Kevin SmithKevin Smith

02 August 1970

American

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 September 1896

American

Cindy CrawfordCindy Crawford

20 February 1966

American

Jesse VenturaJesse Ventura

15 July 1951

American

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
(Founder of Oracle)

17 August 1944

American

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest
(Television Show Host & Radio Personality)

24 December 1974

American

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

01 January 1919

American

Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
(Civil Rights Activist)

08 October 1941

American

Ralph LaurenRalph Lauren
(Fashion Designer)

14 October 1939

American

Kevin JamesKevin James

26 April 1965

American

Joel OsteenJoel Osteen
(American Preacher & Televangelist)

05 March 1963

American

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

31 March 1955

Australian,Scottish

Bela LugosiBela Lugosi
(American actor)

20 October 1882

Hungarian

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

04 October 1957

American

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

25 August 1968

American

Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
(Gangster)

26 June 1915

American

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck
(CEO of TheBlaze)

10 February 1964

American

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
(Architect)

28 February 1929

Canadian,American

Mossimo GiannulliMossimo Giannulli
(Fashion Designer)

04 June 1963

American

Trace AdkinsTrace Adkins
(Singer, Actor)

13 January 1962

American

Jeff FoxworthyJeff Foxworthy
(Comedian)

06 September 1958

American

Karl RoveKarl Rove
(Political Consultant)

25 December 1950

American

Mike LookinlandMike Lookinland
(Actor)

19 December 1960

American

Reginald Claypoole VanderbiltReginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
(Millionaire, Equestrian)

14 January 1880

American

Don KingDon King

20 August 1931

American

Stephen LewisStephen Lewis
(Politician, Broadcaster and Diplomat)

11 November 1937

Canadian