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10 Successful People Who Didn’t Go To College

From early childhood we’re constantly being reminded of how important it is that we get a good education. We’re pushed to go to college and are warned that if we don’t, we’ll probably end up in some dead-end job and have a miserable life. But the truth is, many of the world’s most successful people either didn’t go to college or quit part way through to focus on their dreams.

If you’re curious to find out who some of these people are, read on to find out who didn’t go to college!

#1 Steven Spielberg



One of our time’s most famous directors, producers and screenwriters and the highest grossing movie director in history, it might shock you to find out that Steven Spielberg not only failed to get accepted into film school but even dropped out of the course he did get into at California State University in Long Beach!

Despite his lack of a university degree, Spielberg went on to create exceptional movies including the Indiana Jones series, E.T., Jaws, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and Jurassic Park.  Considered a pioneer of the New Hollywood era, Spielberg was the co-founder of major movie studio DreamWorks. Forbes ranked him #205 on its 2009 list of world billionaires, with a net worth of $3 billion.

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