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.
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Surprising College Drop-Outs
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Mark Zuckerberg, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
The Facebook creator, one of the subjects of the upcoming Hollywood flick "The Social Network," dropped out of Harvard University, where he founded the web's largest social networking site in his dorm room.