Did you know that some celebrities do not have college degrees and still managed to be successful? Call it luck or destiny, but sometimes a little hard work, perseverance, and dedication are all you need to win the world over, although, of course, with education, you might get farther.
Remember, kids, a diploma is just a paper if you don’t do anything about it and these celebrities are just proof that sometimes, just sometimes, you might not need to be a college graduate to be on top. (But, please stay in school!)
Anna Wintour is more than just a bob haircut with sunglasses on a glamorous chair in Vogue. For some, the fashion magazine’s editor-in-chief is the most powerful person in the world of style and beauty – just watch The Devil Wears Prada, a book-turned-movie about what is it like to work as an assistant to the editorial head of the most popular magazine in history.
For someone as persuasive, you might think that this woman is shaping modern fashion -- she must have a degree, but no. However, Anna did have connections in the publishing industry through her father who was the editor of the Evening Standard.
She left school at 16 to attend fashion programs in Harrods and also took fashion classes. She then stopped studying and just used her sartorial instinct.
Her fashion journalism started with Harper’s & Queen when the then 21-year-old Anna worked as an editorial assistant. From there, the person that we know was built and is now reigning the fashion empire.
One of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, Tom Hanks is known for his award-winning acting and charming personality. He did get a college education, first at Chabot College then at California State University, but dropped out to intern for the Great Lakes Theater.
With his internship, he developed his acting technique and later became a two-time winning Academy Award Best Actor in 1994 and 1995.
Who doesn’t even know Beyonce? With her 23 years in the music industry, she has become an institution and an inspiration for every budding performer.
At a young age, Queen B was already training to become the all-around entertainer that we know of her today. Her family made sacrifices to advance her way to stardom when she was just starting.
To be able to perform with her group Destiny’s Child on tours, the Single Ladies singer had to leave high school, although her father did get her tutors while touring.