These inspirational famous faces didn't do too well at school, yet still became hugely successful

These inspirational people all did badly at school - but became huge successes

These is a lot of pressure put on students to perform well in their school exams - but if you don't make the grades, it doesn't mean it's the end of the world.

These inspirational famous faces didn't do too well at school, with some dropping out, failing them exams, or leaving with little or no qualifications, yet still became hugely successful. Here are 15 well-known celebrities who made something of themselves, despite not having a great history with academia.

The Facebook co-founder launched the social media network from his dorm room at Harvard University before later dropping out to become chairman and chief executive of Facebook Inc.

9. Mark Zuckerberg

The Facebook co-founder launched the social media network from his dorm room at Harvard University before later dropping out to become chairman and chief executive of Facebook Inc.
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The renowned filmmaker was rejected from the school of theatre, film and television at the University of Southern California three times, but went on to become one of the most famous directors in the world.

10. Stephen Spielberg

The renowned filmmaker was rejected from the school of theatre, film and television at the University of Southern California three times, but went on to become one of the most famous directors in the world.
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Despite gaining early admission to study at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Gaga dropped out at the age of 19 to focus on her music career. She now has more than 250 music awards to her name.

11. Lady Gaga

Despite gaining early admission to study at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Gaga dropped out at the age of 19 to focus on her music career. She now has more than 250 music awards to her name.
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Informing worried students on social media that he achieved a C and two Us in his exams, Clarkson's results didn't stop him from becoming one of the most successful TV show hosts in the UK.

12. Jeremy Clarkson

Informing worried students on social media that he achieved a C and two Us in his exams, Clarkson's results didn't stop him from becoming one of the most successful TV show hosts in the UK.
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