Johnny Depp, Katy Perry, Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage are some celebrities who didn't graduate from high school

Education is undoubtedly an important part of every human’s life and it’s widely believed that academic success leads to a secure future. However, there are several individuals who have proved that you don’t always need good grades to be successful in life. You would be surprised to know that some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs and big achievers, in general, haven’t even graduated from high school. Yet, some of these eminent personalities are role models to millions of people from across the world. Hollywood heartthrobs like Johnny Depp, Jim Carrey, John Travolta, Charlie Sheen, Quentin Tarantino, Katy Perry and Nicolas Cage are some world renowned names who never studied much. Maverick filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s school teachers would have hardly expected their student to make cult classics like ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and ‘Inglorious Bastards’. These films didn’t just strike gold at the box office, but garnered a lot of acclaim at film festivals around the world too. Although actors Nicolas Cage and Jim Carrey failed to finish high school, their lives went on to be known as one of the greatest success stories of all time. ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp’s net worth is estimated to be around $400 Million and interestingly, he isn’t a Harvard or Stanford graduate. These celebrities have proved that graduating from high school and taking up a job like everybody else isn’t the only route to success. Here’s a list of high school dropouts who are famous worldwide for their endeavors.
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
(American actor)

03 September 1965

New York City

American

Virgo

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

Saint Joseph

American

Libra

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

Owensboro

American

Gemini

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
(Singer and Actor)

12 December 1915

14 May 1998

Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S

American

Sagittarius

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

Thal

American

Leo

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

Syracuse

American

Cancer

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Beirut, Lebanon

Canadian,American

Virgo

Walt DisneyWalt Disney

05 December 1901

15 December 1966

Chicago

American

Sagittarius

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

10 January 2016

Brixton

British

Capricorn

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
(Fimmaker)

27 March 1963

Knoxville

American

Aries

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
(Actor)

13 January 1977

Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

05 August 1962

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Newmarket

Canadian,American

Capricorn

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

22 January 2008

Perth

Australian

Aries

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro

17 August 1943

New York City

American

Leo

Katy PerryKaty Perry
(Singer-songwriter)

25 October 1984

Santa Barbara, California, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

05 April 1994

Aberdeen, Washington, U.S

American

Pisces

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish

Aries

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer)

05 June 1971

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Gemini

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
(Actor)

03 April 1924

01 July 2004

Omaha

American

Aries

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan

16 May 1953

Drogheda, Ireland

Irish,American

Taurus

Kate WinsletKate Winslet

05 October 1975

Reading, Berkshire, England

British

Libra

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

London, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Fulham

British

Cancer

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

07 August 1975

Benoni, Gauteng

American,South African

Leo

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
(Actor, Producer)

07 January 1964

Long Beach

American

Capricorn

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
(Actress)

20 June 1967

Honolulu

Australian,American

Gemini

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera
(American singer-songwriter)

18 December 1980

Staten Island, New York, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

29 November 2001

British

Pisces

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart

09 April 1990

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

American

Aries

Bobby FischerBobby Fischer

09 March 1943

17 January 2008

Chicago

Icelander,American

Pisces

Al PacinoAl Pacino

25 April 1940

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Taurus

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

Pinner, United Kingdom

British

Aries

John Joseph TravoltaJohn Travolta
(Actor)

18 February 1954

Englewood, New Jersey, U.S

American

Aquarius

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Belleville

Canadian,French

Libra

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan

02 July 1986

New York City

American

Cancer

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director)

15 April 1982

Vancouver, Canada

Aries

Keith RichardsKeith Richards

18 December 1943

British

Sagittarius

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

London

British

Libra

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz

30 August 1972

San Diego

American

Virgo

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix

28 October 1974

San Juan, Puerto Rico

American

Scorpio

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

Dingle, Liverpool, England

British

Cancer

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Aston, Birmingham, England

British

Sagittarius

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman

29 April 1970

Boston

American

Taurus

Hulk HoganHulk Hogan
(Professional Wrestler)

11 August 1953

Augusta

American

Leo

Demi MooreDemi Moore
(American actress)

11 November 1962

Roswell, New Mexico

American

Scorpio

Paris HiltonParis Hilton
(Socialite, Model, Actress, TV Personality)

17 February 1981

New York City

American

Aquarius

Billy JoelBilly Joel

09 May 1949

The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Taurus

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
(Actor)

31 May 1976

Castleknock

Irish

Gemini

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts
(Actress)

28 September 1968

Shoreham

Australian

Libra

Sugar Ray RobinsonSugar Ray Robinson
(Former Welterweight and Middleweight Boxing Champion)

03 May 1921

12 April 1989

Ailey, Georgia, Detroit, Michigan

American

Taurus

Cesar ChavezCesar Chavez
(Civil Rights Activist)

31 March 1927

23 April 1993

Yuma

American

Aries

Lucille BallLucille Ball
(Comedienne, Actress)

06 August 1911

26 April 1989

Jamestown

American

Leo

George CarlinGeorge Carlin

12 May 1937

22 June 2008

New York City

American

Taurus

Ray CharlesRay Charles
(Singer and Composer)

23 September 1930

10 June 2004

Albany

American

Virgo

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Swansea

Welsh

Libra

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

Manhattan

American

Scorpio

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
(Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor)

21 December 1966

London, England, UK

Canadian,British

Sagittarius

Russell CroweRussell Crowe
(Actor, Producer, Musician)

07 April 1964

Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealander

Aries

Clark GableClark Gable
(Actor)

01 February 1901

16 November 1960

Cadiz

American

Aquarius

Humphrey BogartHumphrey Bogart
(Actor)

25 December 1899

14 January 1957

New York City

American

Capricorn

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum

12 September 1986

New York City

American

Virgo

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams

13 February 1974

Stoke-on-Trent

British

Aquarius

Steven TylerSteven Tyler

26 March 1948

Yonkers, New York, U.S.

American

Aries

Boy GeorgeBoy George

14 June 1961

Bexley, Kent, England

British

Gemini

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
(Poet)

16 August 1920

09 March 1994

Andernach

German,American

Leo

Clive OwenClive Owen

03 October 1964

Keresley

British

Libra

Kid RockKid Rock
(American singer)

17 January 1971

American

Capricorn

Barry GibbBarry Gibb
(Musician)

01 September 1946

Douglas

American

Virgo

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

01 January 1919

27 January 2010

New York City

American

Capricorn

Jay-ZJay-Z
(Rapper)

04 December 1969

Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

PrincePrince
(Singer)

07 June 1958

21 April 2016

Minneapolis

American

Gemini

Matt DillonMatt Dillon

18 February 1964

New Rochelle, New York, U.S.

American

Aquarius

SacagaweaSacagawea
(Interpreter)

1788 AD

1812 AD

Salmon

American

MadonnaMadonna
(Singer-songwriter)

16 August 1958

Bay City, Michigan, United States

American

Leo

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
(Comedian, Actor, TV Producer)

03 November 1952

Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Markus PerssonMarkus Persson
(Video Game Programmer & Designer)

01 June 1979

Stockholm

Swedish

Gemini

Ginger RogersGinger Rogers
(American actress)

16 July 1911

25 April 1995

Independence, Missouri, USA

American

Cancer

Jackie GleasonJackie Gleason
(Comedian)

26 February 1916

24 June 1987

Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, U.S

American

Pisces

Judd NelsonJudd Nelson
(American actor)

28 November 1959

Portland, Maine, United States

American

Sagittarius

Dale EarnhardtDale Earnhardt
(Race car driver)

29 April 1951

18 February 2001

Kannapolis

American

Taurus

Naomi KleinNaomi Klein

08 May 1970

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian

Taurus

Jack BennyJack Benny
(Comedian, Vaudevillian)

14 February 1894

26 December 1974

Chicago, Illinois, U.S

American

Aquarius

Steve EarleSteve Earle
(Musician, Singer-songwriter)

17 January 1955

Hampton, Virginia United States

American

Capricorn

Randy TravisRandy Travis
(Country & Gospel Singer)

04 May 1959

Marshville, North Carolina

American

Taurus

Frank IeroFrank Iero
(Musician)

31 October 1981

Belleville, New Jersey, United States

American

Scorpio

Henry CavendishHenry Cavendish
(Chemist)

10 October 1731

24 February 1810

Nice

British

Libra

Paul AusterPaul Auster

03 February 1947

American

Aquarius

Rod LaverRod Laver
(Tennis player)

09 August 1938

Rockhampton

Australian

Leo

Helmut NewtonHelmut Newton
(Fashion Photographer)

31 October 1920

23 January 2004

Berlin

Australian,German

Scorpio

Pauline HansonPauline Hanson
(Former Member of the Australian Parliament)

27 May 1954

Brisbane

Australian

Gemini

Tom JonesTom Jones
(Welsh singer)

07 June 1940

British

Gemini

Joe MorganJoe Morgan
(Baseball Player)

19 September 1943

Bonham, Texas

American

Virgo

Charles TaylorCharles Taylor
(Former President of Liberia)

28 January 1948

Arthington, Liberia

Liberian

Aquarius

Richard WrightRichard Wright
(Author)

04 September 1908

28 November 1960

Roxie

American

Virgo

Kemmons WilsonKemmons Wilson
(Businessman)

05 January 1913

12 February 2003

Osceola

American

Capricorn

John WilliamsonJohn Williamson
(Singer-songwriter)

01 November 1945

Kerang

Australian

Scorpio

Bo DerekBo Derek
(Actress)

20 November 1956

Long Beach, California, United States

American

Scorpio

Dame Vivienne WestwoodDame Vivienne Westwood
(British fashion designer)

08 April 1941

Tintwistle

British

Aries

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