11 wildly successful people who dropped out of high school


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More than 1.3 million students drop out of high school every year in the US, making them ineligible for 90% of jobs in America, according to DoSomething.org.


But while it's by no means considered the path to success - Tumblr founder David Karp dropped out of high school at the age of 15 and told Forbes he doesn't recommend it to others since he missed out on so much - some people made the most of their time outside the hallowed halls of high school.

Here is the special breed of super successful people that overcame their "high-school dropout" status and turned the world on its head.

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Vivian Giang contributed to an earlier version of this article.