These stars didn’t finish school, but show that books smarts aren’t everything
Many celebs take a risk and follow their dreams instead of finishing their education
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The fact that many celebrities didn’t finish high school, let alone college, might lead many people to think that this is a necessary step on the path to fame. In reality, such moves are always risky, and success always requires lots of luck, hard work and courage on the part of would-be stars.
Still, the reasons why so many stars leave school early isn’t as clear-cut as mere desperation for fame. While some were certainly focused on what they wanted and had to do to get there, there were others who had a variety of personal problems to deal with that interfered with studying. Others simply weren’t very good students.
Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio, Eminem, Gisele Bündchen and Johnny Depp are just some of the famous faces to have left high school early before going on to achieve success in their fields.
Click on the photo gallery to see examples of other celebrities who didn’t finish their education before going on to stardom.