9 Billionaire Misfits Who Dropped Out Of High School

By Shaun Cooper, Director, Lighthouse International

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”  

– John Lennon

At present 1.3 million American students drop out of high school every year according to DoSomething.org. That’s outstanding for a first world country and there are many reasons for this. However, all hope is not lost and a recent article published by Entrepreneur.com lists 9 billionaires who didn’t graduate from high school.

This begs the question, what makes someone successful - and is the current education system is supporting creative thinkers?

The 9 billionaires are…