And in that scenario, about 757 million around the globe are illiterate- both in developed and developing spheres of the world. By terming them under the poorly educated tag, it means that not only can they not read a book, they aren’t equipped with much knowledge to even read the labels on a medication prescription. Undeniably, education is important; and like the popular belief, the higher the education received, the more successful path you will lead. But for those who have never been to schools or even received minimal education, it is said and believed that those are the folks who are headed toward a torturous career lane. But looking at the Hollywood side of the illiteracy, mere ability to read is that last thing that makes an actor. Emotions and the desire to drive their actions to make their on-screen job look very much real is all that it needs to build a reputation and earn success. Creativity and artistic skills are what comes to play and no one really looks into the kind of advanced education pursued by the actors. Legends like John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix are some of the greatest songwriters of all time- neither of them could read music. Entrepreneur Henry Ford never went to school and actor Mark Wahlberg graduated high school at the age of 42; there are still so many names that have created a niche for themselves in this industry sans education. Keep reading and have your mind blown by some of the famous personalities who come under the illiteracy bandwidth!
Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
12 February 1809, American
American President.
Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus
31 October 1451, Italian

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
17 January 1706, British, American
Founding Father of the United States

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
05 December 1901, American

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959, British
Television personality

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
11 February 1847, American
Inventor, Businessman
Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson
15 March 1767, American
7th President of the United States

James CameronJames Cameron
16 August 1954, Canadian

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
22 December 1887, Indian
William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror
1028 AD, French
King of England

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950, American
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)
Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former

Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863, American

Coco ChanelCoco Chanel
19 August 1883, French
Fashion Designer

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944, American
Founder of Oracle

Richard BransonRichard Branson
18 July 1950, British
Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author

Russell SimmonsRussell Simmons
04 October 1957, American
Founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam

Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
22 May 1984, American

Wolfgang PuckWolfgang Puck
08 July 1949, Austrian
Chef, Restaurateur
Ingvar KampradIngvar Kamprad
30 March 1926, Swedish
Business magnate

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940, South African
Novelist, Author
George EastmanGeorge Eastman
12 July 1854, American
Inventor of Roll Film

Roy BeanRoy Bean
1825 AD, American
Justice of the Peace & Saloonkeeper

W Clement StoneW. Clement Stone
04 May 1902, American
Businessman & Self Help Book Author
Kemmons WilsonKemmons Wilson
05 January 1913, American

David OgilvyDavid Ogilvy
23 June 1911, French, British
Dave ThomasDave Thomas
02 July 1932, American
American businessman

David GeffenDavid Geffen
21 February 1943, American

Vidal SassoonVidal Sassoon
17 January 1928, British
Businessperson, Autobiographer
Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
22 November 1980, American
Computer scientist, Programmer

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Henry J. KaiserHenry J. Kaiser
09 May 1882, American
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Bram CohenBram Cohen
12 October 1975, American
Computer scientist, Programmer, Blogger

Mark Brandon ReadMark Brandon Read
17 November 1954, Australian

Julian EltingeJulian Eltinge
14 May 1881, American

Daniel DrewDaniel Drew
29 July 1797, American
Shen CongwenShen Congwen
28 December 1902, Chinese
Phil MayPhil May
22 April 1864, British
British caricaturist