Most SURPRISING College Drop-Outs (PHOTOS)

04/26/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Arguably the most famous college drop-outs are technology titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, both billionaires.

But how about a rising pop phenomenon? Or an American fashion icon? Or a persnickety newspaper wordsmith? Or an Oscar-winning mainstream thespian?

Here are some of the most SURPRISING college drop-outs of modern collegiate history. Who needs a college diploma? Not these successful folks.

Most Surprising College Drop-Outs