This week, many students will receive diplomas after toiling away for four years at college. While they’ll ride a transient, euphoric wave of accomplishment, graduates will soon enter a job market that could care less about their higher education.
Meanwhile, a portion of the country’s wealthiest will go about business as usual, impervious to the wants of the recent college graduate. They, unlike the students mentioned, never attended college and were never affected by a market that particularly cared about their education.
Rather than loathe them, however, we’re celebrating the ones that pursued higher education, then thought better of it. After all, they’re the ones with the money and fame. Here are some of the most famous college dropouts who didn’t “need no education,” pictured next to their would-be alma maters.