“Study to be someone in this life”, is one of the great phrases that older people usually remind us when we have our moments of weakness at school and institute. With it, they intend to prevent us from leaving the path of righteousness and so, tomorrow, we will have more professional opportunities that guarantee us a better future.
However, sometimes this technique does not work, which makes it necessary to resort to another: use our idols as an example. But beware, if one day someone has to opt for this strategy, it should be known that not all celebrities have studies and formal academic training ; some have not even finished basic education.
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12 celebrities who do not have studies
Let’s know some world famous cases for whom studying was not their thing, with this selection:
1. Rafa Nadal
The tennis player from Manacori has dedicated himself to the sport that has elevated him to the Olympus of the gods since he left high school in 4th of ESO . With 16 Grand Slams, 2 Olympic medals and 4 Davis Cups, would anyone say that I didn’t make the right decision to drop out of school
? Come on, Rafa!
2. Penelope Cruz
“Nuestra Pe”, as she is affectionately called from the Spanish media, she preferred to dedicate herself to ballet at the National Conservatory of Madrid and to study acting to achieve her dream of being an actress. With an Oscar award and several major roles in prestigious films, she seems to have made it.
We could therefore say that he has received academic training, but not what many thought.
3. George Clooney
To be the face of Nespresso or wear a siliconized Batman suit, you don’t have to have a career. George Clooney had always wanted to be a professional baseball player, but his attempt ended in a frustrated test.
After the disappointment, he tried to try his luck studying Journalism, without graduating. It was at 21 when he truly discovered that he was his thing.
4. Jennifer Lawrence
Going up like foam is what has made the career of this promising actress at the same time ambitious. Unlike other cases,Jennifer Lawrence was very clear from a very young age that she wanted to be an actress and not study .
When she was 14, she managed to get her family to find an agent for her to get her best roles, and that’s how it was: she debuted at 16 in a serial called The Bill Engval Show. Since then, she is one of the most sought-after Hollywood stars.
5. Kate Moss
The veteran model has been the face of brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Gucci or Calvin Klein for years, and it’s all due to mere chance. When she was 14 years old, Moss was intercepted at JFK airport (New York) by the founder of the modeling school she would attend from that moment on.
Apparently, I never stood out for being a bright student in school, so it seems that I did the right thing.
6. Fernando Alonso
The racing driver never finished high school (COU, in his time), since he preferred to sit at the controls of a racing car , step on the accelerator and take the curves of the circuits through which we have seen him so many times on television .
7. Leo Messi
, is anyone surprised to find him in this ranking? All we
have to do is listen to the few speeches with which, at least prudently, the Argentine player decides to give away to viewers, to realize that giving a speech is not exactly its fort.
The question is not why I didn’t finish my studies, but rather if I got to give the lesson on how to be able to string two sentences of more than three words together. We vote “no”.
8. Tiger Woods
Although he is now known for his marital scandals, Tiger Woods is the third highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine in 2017. Few know, however, that he only studied Economics up to second at Stanford University; decision that he, by the way, says he regrets in part .
9. Victoria Beckham
It is said that perhaps the former spice girl did not finish school. It is not very clear at what time she sent her to school, but it is known that instead of her, she taught classes to be a model… The immediate question that assails us is if it was in the modeling academy where they taught him to tune.
10. Oprah Winfrey
The North American presenter did not finish Communications and Performing Arts, since apparently, she was hired to co-host a local news program. Today, she is the only African-American woman on the list of the 400 richest Americans , as well as a much-loved figure in her country.
11. Amancio Ortega
Who is now the richest person in Spain and fourth in the world, stopped studying at the age of 13. Today, businessman Amancio Ortega is the owner of an entire empire thanks to which he has amassed this fortune.
The protagonist of the overrated trilogy of the pretentious and pedantic Christopher Nolan dropped out of school as a 16-year-old teenager. Following his parents’ divorce, Bale moved to Los Angeles, where he would go on to forge his prolific career.
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