How many of us really use trigonometry or calculus in our daily lives? Or for that matter, English? And how many of us would sit in our high school classes, staring out the window, daydreaming of being anywhere else but there? If our parents had let us, many of us would have happily dropped out of high school. But many of us are also lazy and have no ambition or drive, and so we would have ended up not doing much (and not getting paid much) with our lives. The 15 celebs on this list may have dropped out of high school but they did so to follow their dream and passion, and look where they ended up!
Jim Carrey has arguably become one of the biggest comedic actors of all time with hits under his belt like Liar, Liar, Dumb & Dumber, and The Truman Show. But Carreys life did not start out like a comedy. Carrey and his siblings grew up in real poverty in Canada and worked as janitors at a local factory. When his mom became very sick, Carrey dropped out of school to help care for her. Even though his family lived in a VW bus for awhile, everything eventually worked out for his family and obviously for Jim!