11 High School Dropouts Who Still Struck It Big

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Who needs an education?!?

Actually, most people. Most people need an education. Stay in school, kids!

But the following celebrities all struck it big despite having one seemingly big obstacle in their path: they never graduated from high school. Who knew?!?

1. Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey spent most of his youth working on a farm in Scarborough, Toronto. His family was in financial trouble and he never graduated from high school.

2. Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson left JJ Pearce High School prematurely to embark on her successful music career. This may explain why she doesn't know the difference between chicken and tuna.

3. Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank has two more Oscars than high school diplomas. But she's on record as saying education is important and she's ashamed of her lack of one.

4. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp dropped out at age 15 in order to pursue music, not acting. Still, the decision has worked out well for him.

5. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore was a childhood star after E.T. She also had a rough upbringing and got started in drugs at a very early age.

6. Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton did not graduate from a conventional high school, but she did get a diploma from the Professional Children's School in Manhattan. Still, we can't really count that. Sorry.

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