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"The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom," Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Eminent personalities who made it big without a degree. Our honourable ex-president once happened to quote these words. While this does not devalue the importance of education in one's life, but shows how one can achieve their dreams, if they have the determination and dedication to do it.

Here are a few personalities who dropped out of college, yet became famous with their hard work, talent and of course, luck!

Aamir Khan:

Aamir Khan

One of the most critically acclaimed actor, Aamir Khan has proved it clearly, that holding a degree is of no importance, if you want to make it big in showbiz. He left school when he was in his twelfth class to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Now he is one of the very few Bollywood actors who believe in making meaningful films.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:

Aishwarya Rai Bacchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, one of the most beautiful women in the world is also a college dropout. She finished her schooling in Mumbai, but then dropped out midway through her college architectural course. She tried her carrier in modeling and was offered many high-end modeling assignments and finally joined the Bollywood bandwagon.

Azim Premji:

Azim Premji

Indian businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of IT giant Wipro, Azim Premji dropped out of Stanford University after his father passed away. He started running the company at a tender age of 21 and has been the Chairman for over 40 years now. His humble and down to earth personality made him a successful man that he is today. In 2006, he went back to the university to complete his education.

Gautam Adani:

Gautam Adani

Adani proved that start-up does not require an MBA from a blue-chip B-School. The Chairman of Adani Group enrolled in Gujarat University, but dropped out in the 2nd year while pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce. Today he holds a net worth of over USD 6 billion as per Forbes Magazine.

Mary Kom:

Marry Kom

She dropped out of school midway and made her career in Boxing, going on to become India's premier female boxer. She recently went back to complete her education, proving she's a knockout in the ring and out of it as well.

Sachin Tendulkar:

Sachin Tendulkar

Most of us know that the God of Cricket only studied up to class 10. His prodigious skills on the field however, were apparent much before that. He has always been a Hero for Indian cricket lovers and has lived a successful life throughout his professional career. He retired from the game as one of the richest sports person in the world.

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