Did you know that some celebrities do not have higher education and still succeed? Call it luck or destiny, but sometimes a little hard work, perseverance and dedication are all you need to win the world, although, of course, with education you can go further.
Remember, kids, a diploma is just a piece of paper if you do nothing about it, and these celebrities are just proof that sometimes, just sometimes, you may not need to graduate from college to be on top. (But please stay in school!)
Anna Wintour is more than just a bean hairstyle with sunglasses on a glamorous chair in Vogue. For some, the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine is the most powerful person in the world of style and beauty – just watch The Devil Wears Prada, a book turned into a film about what it’s like to work as an assistant editor of the most popular magazine in history.
For someone so convincing, you might think that this woman is shaping modern fashion – she must have a diploma, but not. However, Anna had connections in the publishing industry through her father, who was editor of the Evening Standard.
She left school at 16 to attend fashion shows at Harrods and also took fashion lessons. Then she stopped studying and just used her instinct to dress.
Her fashion journalism began with Harper’s & Queen when 21-year-old Anna was working as an editorial assistant. From then on, the man we know was built and now rules the fashion empire.
One of the most sought after actors in Hollywood, Tom Hanks is known for his award-winning acting and charming personality. He did graduate, first from Chabot College and then from California State University, but dropped out to do an internship at the Great Lakes Theater.
Who doesn’t even know Beyonce? With her 23 years in the music industry, she has become an institution and an inspiration for any novice artist.
At a young age, Queen B was already training to become the versatile artist we know today. Her family made sacrifices to make their way to the star when she was just starting out.
To be able to tour with her band Destiny’s Child, the Single ladies the singer had to leave high school, although her father still got her teachers on tour.