You don't have to go to college to be a success. Even if you go for awhile, you don't have to graduate to be a success. Here are just a few of the people who have become famous and/or successful without graduating from college and/or high school.
Don Imus, national radio host, bestselling book author. Dropped out of college after a week.
Julie Inouye, actress, singer, health care advocate. Dropped out of Chico State University after dancer Harold Lang told her that she should be in New York or Los Angeles (after he had heard her sing).
Kathy Ireland, model, actress, CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, book author. She admits that she barely graduated from high school. Did not attend college. Now runs a multi-million dollar licensing and product creation business.
Gregory Isaacs, reggae singer. Did not attend college.
Burl Ives, Oscar-winning actor, folk music singer. Dropped out of Eastern Illinois State Teachers College (now Eastern Illinois University) during his junior year. As he was sitting in an English class listening to a lecture on Beowolf, he realized he was wasting his time and walked out of the class and out of college.
Drop out of school before your mind rots from our mediocre educational system. — Frank Zappa, musician, liner notes from the Freak Out album
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