Celeb high school dropouts revealed
We asked in a post earlier today, “guess which celebs are high school dropouts?”. We stand corrected – only two of these stars are high school dropouts, not three.
But a few of them didn’t quite make it through college…
Leonardo DiCaprio and Paris Hilton both dropped out of high school.
Kanye West graduated from high school, then attended Chicago State University. He dropped out due to poor grades and his passion to make music.
Jennifer Lopez made it through high school, but dropped out of a program at Baruch College in NYC to pursue a dancing career.
Kerry Washington earned a theater degree from the The George Washington University in NYC.
Terrance Howard got his degree in chemical engineering from Pratt University in NYC.
David Banner graduated with a business degree from Southern University in LA, then pursued his master’s in education at the University of Maryland.
Halle Berry went on to major in broadcast journalism after high school, at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH (degree incomplete).
Check out what Kanye said about dropping out of school during a high school appearance a few years ago:
“It is true you can be successful without [college], but this is a hard world, a real world, and you want every advantage you can have. I would suggest to people to do all that you can. When I dropped out of school I had worked in the music industry and had checks cut in my name from record labels and had a record deal on the table, and when I wasn’t successful and Columbia said, ‘We’ll call you,’ I had to go back and work a telemarketing job, go back to the real world, and that’s how life is. Life is hard. Take advantage of your opportunities.”
Following this, the Kanye West Foundation teamed up with Musicland for a contest, called the “Free U. College Giveaway”, which awarded one winner $150,000 toward college.
Are you in school? If so, we’d love to hear what our readers are doing and if you’re enjoying it!