Top 10 Famous People Who Didn't Finish High SchoolMetal_Treasure
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He left school at 12 to help his family farm, and then he became THE President. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
He dropped out at 16 and later founded Ford Motor Company. - Metal_Treasure
An inventor with more than 1,000 patents in his name, including the electric light bulb, phonograph, and motion picture camera.
Edison got a late start in his schooling following an illness, and, as a result, his mind often wandered, prompting one of his teachers to call him "addled."
He dropped out after only three months of formal education. Luckily, his mother had been a schoolteacher in Canada and home-schooled him. - Metal_Treasure
Ananya is right - some inventions were officially credited to Edison (in his name) but they were not made by him. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
He dropped out of high school at 16 to join the army, but because he was too young to enlist, he joined the Red Cross with a forged birth certificate instead.
Disney was sent to France where he drove an ambulance that was covered from top to bottom with cartoons that eventually became his film characters. - Metal_Treasure
He dropped out of high school after failing every subject except English. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
Two months before his high school graduation, history's first recorded billionaire dropped out to take business courses. He founded the Standard Oil Company in 1870 and made his billions before the company was broken up by the government for being a monopoly.
John D. Rockefeller, Sr., spent his last 40 years giving away his riches, primarily to causes related to health and education.
Ironically, this high school dropout helped millions get a good education. - Metal_Treasure
He spent two years at the Boston Latin School before dropping out at age 10.
Franklin was the 15th child and youngest son in a family of 20 so he had to work for his father, and then his brother, as a printer. - Metal_Treasure
After dropping out of the Fisk School at age 11, Armstrong joined a quartet of boys who sang in the streets for money. - Metal_Treasure
At 14 he worked as a dish washer to save money for a guitar. Bryan Adams started auditioning as a guitarist and he quit High school after his successful auditions.
He started touring and playing in nightclubs with bar bands. One of them didn't have a singer so they performed with the 15-year-old Adams as the singer, which was supposed to be a temporary solution. But the band actually never found another singer because after a while they stopped looking for another singer.
At 17, Adams was already a guitarist and a singer, and he also got a job in a studio. - Metal_Treasure
@Martinglez - I think you might be confusing Bryan Adams with Brian Johnson of AC/DC. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
He dropped out of high school at 16. - Metal_Treasure
And to make ends meet he became a street performer (fire eater! ) - Metal_Treasure
She dropped out of school at 16. - Metal_Treasure
He left school at 12 and began working ten-hour days in a boot-blacking factory because his father was imprisoned for debt. - Metal_Treasure
He never obtained a high school diploma but he tried hard.
Within five years, Reeves attended four high schools, including the Etobicoke School of the Arts (Canada), from which he was expelled. Reeves stated he was expelled because "I was just a little too rambunctious and shot my mouth off once too often. I was not generally the most well-oiled machine in the school."
He later attended Avondale Secondary Alternative School, which allowed him to obtain an education while working as an actor, but he dropped out again and did not obtain a high school diploma. - Metal_Treasure
She never finished high school. - Metal_Treasure
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2. Thomas Edison
3. Henry Ford