School is for Losers: 7 Wildly Successful High School Drop-Outs

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Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin grew up to become one of America's founding fathers, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, an author, a scientist and an inventor. ... more 
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Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin grew up to become one of America's founding fathers, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, an author, a scientist and an inventor. Impressive to say the least. He only went to the Boston Latin School school for two years before he quit and and went to work for his father...at the age of 10!
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Fri, May 24, 2013 12:48 PM EDT

Let's say that your child decides to drop out of high school. For most, this would be a great big stamp of FAIL on your parenting record. But school, and what it can offer, is apparently not for everyone. However, in some cases, just because your kid drops out doesn't mean he or she will not be successful. Vivek Wadhwa (a fellow at Stanford Law School) told the Associated Press that quitting school is akin to "buying a lottery ticket - that's how good your odds are here. More likely than not, you will become unemployed. For every success, there are 100,000 failures." But this week David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo for more than a billion dollars. A company he built, grew, and sold without having a high school degree. And he's not the only wildly successful high school drop out who succeeded without a full-school education. Click through for 7 wildly successful high school drop outs! -By Sunny Chanel

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