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.
EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

American

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
(Actor, Singer)

05 June 1971

American

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

American

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

Australian

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(Actress)

01 June 1926

American

Lil XanLil Xan
(Rapper)

06 September 1996

American

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix

28 October 1974

American

Jim CarreyJim Carrey
(Actor)

17 January 1962

Canadian,American

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Canadian,French

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

Canadian

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

British

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
(Actor)

17 August 1943

American

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
(Actress)

20 June 1967

Australian,American

Demi MooreDemi Moore
(American actress)

11 November 1962

American

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
(Singer and Actor)

12 December 1915

American

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
(Actor)

03 September 1965

American

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

British

Nicolas CageNicolas Cage
(Actor, Producer)

07 January 1964

American

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

07 August 1975

American,South African

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan

16 May 1953

Irish,American

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

British

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

American

Jay-ZJay-Z
(Rapper)

04 December 1969

American

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart

09 April 1990

American

Walt DisneyWalt Disney

05 December 1901

American

Al PacinoAl Pacino
(Actor)

25 April 1940

American

John TravoltaJohn Travolta
(Actor)

18 February 1954

American

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams

13 February 1974

British

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

British

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

British

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

British

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum

12 September 1986

American

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando
(Actor)

03 April 1924

American

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
(Fimmaker)

27 March 1963

American

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

American

Cameron DiazCameron Diaz
(Actress)

30 August 1972

American

Katy PerryKaty Perry
(Singer-songwriter)

25 October 1984

American

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan

02 July 1986

American

Kate WinsletKate Winslet

05 October 1975

British

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera
(American singer-songwriter)

18 December 1980

American

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

British

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Welsh

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
(Drummer)

30 January 1951

British

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Scottish

Steven TylerSteven Tyler

26 March 1948

American

Paris HiltonParis Hilton
(Socialite, Model, Reality Star)

17 February 1981

American

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

15 April 1982

Canadian,American

Jude LawJude Law
(Actor)

29 December 1972

British

Billy JoelBilly Joel

09 May 1949

American

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman

29 April 1970

American

Lucille BallLucille Ball
(Comedienne, Actress)

06 August 1911

American

Hulk HoganHulk Hogan
(Professional Wrestler)

11 August 1953

American

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts
(Actress)

28 September 1968

British

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

21 December 1966

Canadian,British

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
(Actor)

13 January 1977

British

Clark GableClark Gable
(Actor)

01 February 1901

American

Russell CroweRussell Crowe
(Actor, Producer, Musician)

07 April 1964

New Zealander

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
(Comedian, Actor, TV Producer)

03 November 1952

American

Humphrey BogartHumphrey Bogart
(Actor)

25 December 1899

American

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
(Actor)

31 May 1976

Irish

Boy GeorgeBoy George

14 June 1961

British

Ray CharlesRay Charles
(Singer and Composer)

23 September 1930

American

Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate
(Actress)

25 November 1971

American

Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
(Chess Grandmaster)

09 March 1943

Icelander,American

George CarlinGeorge Carlin

12 May 1937

American

Kid RockKid Rock
(American singer)

17 January 1971

American

Bo DerekBo Derek
(Actress)

20 November 1956

American

Keith RichardsKeith Richards

18 December 1943

British

Barry GibbBarry Gibb
(Musician)

01 September 1946

American

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

01 January 1919

American

Jackie GleasonJackie Gleason
(Comedian)

26 February 1916

American

Judd NelsonJudd Nelson
(American actor)

28 November 1959

American

Matt DillonMatt Dillon

18 February 1964

American

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
(Poet)

16 August 1920

German,American

Cesar ChavezCesar Chavez
(Civil Rights Activist)

31 March 1927

American

Dale EarnhardtDale Earnhardt
(Race car driver)

29 April 1951

American

Clive OwenClive Owen

03 October 1964

British

Randy TravisRandy Travis
(Country & Gospel Singer)

04 May 1959

American