Even Tom Hanks chose acting over his education. He left Sacramento State University so that he could take part in the Great Lakes Theater Festival. The rest, as they say, is history!
Can you believe that Brad Pitt actually wanted to become a journalist? He left University just two weeks before getting his degree. Today you can see him in every other movie!
We all know at least one person who had to either repeat a grade or just never finished school. Some of our favorite stars were no different. Popstar Lady Gaga left NYU after only four semesters of studying music.
The late Steve Jobs left his college studies to concentrate on building his Apple empire. Amusingly enough, before leaving school, he went to one last Calligraphy course, which inspired the actual fonts used on his now so famous products.
Jim Carrey never even made it to College. At the age of 16, Carrey decided to drop out of high school. The next star on our list also dropped out...
After flunking every subject except for English, Al Pacino decided to drop out of high school to pursue acting. We're happy he was able to make it!
Another multi-billionaire businessman, who left Harvard University, to start his own company is no other than Bill Gates! Instead of concentrating on his studies in Math, he decided to found Microsoft. A nice trade-off don't you think?
Guitarist and singer John Mayer left the Berklee College of Music after only one semester of studying. He realized that his goal of becoming a guitarist was unrealistic, so he began to concentrate on his songwriting.