Who is the most famous person who dropped out of college? Brad Pitt tops our list. The “Fight Club” actor dropped out of the University of Missouri, where he was majoring in journalism. He left college a mere two weeks before earning his degree. Pitt moved to Los Angeles, took acting lessons and the rest is history. Other famous college dropouts include rapper Kanye West, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and conservative commentator Glenn Beck.
Several college dropouts have started companies that have earned them billions of dollars. Apple founder Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College. At the time of his death in 2011, Jobs' estimated net worth was over $10 billion. Other billionaire college dropouts include Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft inventor Bill Gates and “Jurassic Park” director Steven Spielberg.
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Brad Pitt dropped out of the University of Missouri.
Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Credits: Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Jessica Biel dropped out of Tufts University.
Birthplace: Ely, Minnesota, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer
Credits: The Illusionist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 7th Heaven, The A- Team
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Ashton Kutcher dropped out of the University of Iowa.
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America
Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Model, + more
Credits: The Butterfly Effect, That '70s Show, Two and a Half Men, Dude, Where's My Car?
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Kate Beckinsale dropped out of Oxford University.
Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom
Profession: Model, Actor
Credits: The Aviator, Underworld, Underworld Evolution, Pearl Harbor
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