Celebrities That Never Went To A University
Going to university can sometimes seem like the be-all and end-all for young people today. It's true that a degree can offer lots of great opportunities. But it's not the only way - as proven by these 15 highly successful people without degrees. Take a look at our photo gallery to discover these wise celebrities.
YouTuber Zoella broke the record for the highest first-week sales for a first-time novelist with 'Girl Online' in 2014. She never attended university.
On A-Level Results Day 2016, ex-Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson tweeted 'I got a C and two Us, and I’m currently on a super yacht in the Med.'
With only a high school education, businesswoman Jacqueline Gold transformed Ann Summers into a multimillion pound brand.
Sir Richard Branson struggled with dyslexia at school but it didn't stop him becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs ever.
Reportedly the most influential British journalist on Twitter, writer and broadcaster Caitlin Moran had no formal education.
Entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker Sabirul Islam started his business career at the age of 13 and had his first book published at 18!
'First Lady of Football' Karren Brady began her entrepreneurial career after being rejected for a journalism university course.
Jamal Edwards began building his media company SB.TV as a teenager. He has worked with artists from Dizzee Rascal to Ed Sheeran and Nicki Minaj.
Now one of the UK's highest-paid comedians, Sarah Millican went straight from school to working as a civil servant, later starting her comedy career following her divorce from her first husband.
Jack Monroe's blog 'Cooking on a Bootstrap' has earned her great success as a food writer and journalist, despite the fact she left school at 16.
Multimillionaire Theo Paphitis also struggled with dyslexia in school and worked his way up from being a tea boy to becoming a highly successful businessman.
Musical theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh didn't go to university. Instead, he worked his way up from being a stagehand and is now worth over £1 billion.