Kylie Jenner and other famous high school dropouts

By Drum Digital
22 January 2015

Following news of Kylie Jenner’s unexpected decision to drop out of high school, we’ve decided to put together list of famous high school dropouts.

The seventeen year-old has reportedly been off her home-schooling programme for a few months as she wants to focus on her career.

We’re not sure what career she’s referring to just yet, but the famous teen isn’t necessarily in bad company.

Have a look at some famous dropouts below. We must mention, though, that many of them went on to complete their high school and even further their studies.

We hope Miss Jenner plans to do the same.

 Al Pacino dropped out at 17 to support his career doing side jobs.

After finding out he would have to repeat grade 10, Bill Cosby left for the US Navy and went on to become one of the world’s most celebrated black icons.

Our very own Cassper Nyovest has publicly admitted to being a high school dropout. At just 24, there’s still some time for the rapper to achieve his academic pursuits.

At the age of 16, Elton John decided to leave a school that he felt stifled his creativity and opted to play at a pub instead.

Radio maestro Bob Mabena has publicly said that one of his greatest regrets was not completing his high school when he was younger. He has since gone on to attain an MBA and often encourages youngsters to stay in school.

Robert Dinero decided to pursue what would become a lengthy, award-winning career at the age of 16.

Legendary musician, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse made the news a few years ago when he finally went back to school and completed his matric.

Whoopi Goldberg thought she was just having a hard time at school when she was 17 and dropped out but would later find that she had dyslexia.


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