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A very few examples that Experience can count more than Education
Adele – Someone Like You
Ben Affleck – Actor
Andre Agassi – Tennis (His dad pretended to drive him to school and actually took him to tennis lessons)
Christina Aguilera – Singer
Paul Allen – Co-founder Microsoft
Woody Allen – One time friend of Mia Farrow
Hans Christian Andersen – Once Upon a Time…
Mario Andretti – Raced Cars (and won, quite often)
Jennifer Aniston – Friends
Joan Armatrading – Singer
Louis Armstrong – Played the Trumpet
Mary Kay Ash – Entrepreneur
Julian Assange – Resident of Ecuador – near London
John Jacob Astor – Multimillionaire businessman
Jane Austen – Wrote some novels
Dan Aykroyd – Ghostbusters (plus)
Kevin Bacon – Actor (“Dating older women was the closest thing I had to a college education. I will always be grateful.”)
Lucille Ball – We all Loved Lucy
Steve Ballesteros – Played some Golf
Azealia Banks – Singer, YouTube sensation
Roseanne Barr – actor
Shirley Bassey – Sang theme to THREE James Bond Films
Heinz-Georg Baus – billionaire founder of Bauhaus AG
Boris Becker -Tennis again
Kate Beckinsale – Actor
Anne Beiler – Co-founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels restaurants
Irving Berlin – Composer
Carl Bernstein – Watergate reporter
Luc Besson – French Film director
Joey Bishop – Comedian
Bjorn Borg – Did ANY tennis players go to school?
David Bowie – Educated on Mars
Marlon Brando – The highest paid actor of his time
Pierce Brosnan – James Bond
Margaret “Molly” Brown – Socialite, philanthropist, star of the film ‘Titanic’
Warren Buffett – Investor
Michael Caine – You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off (improvised line)
James Cameron – Film Maker
Naomi Campbell – Supermodel and Entrepreneur
Asa Candler – Founder of Coca Cola
Andrew Carnegie – The first mega-billionaire in the U.S.
Jim Carrey – Actor
Champion, the Wonder Horse – Actor…
Jackie Chan – Actor and Karate black belt by age of 8
Ray Charles – Singer, pianist.
Winston Churchill – Voted the most influential UK leader of the 20th century
Paulo Coelho – Novelist
Jackie Collins – Actor
Phil Collins – Genesis.
Christopher Columbus – Discovered America
Sean Connery – James Bond
Simon Cowell – “TV mega star” (quoted from his own web-site)
Daniel Craig – Present James Bond
Cindy Crawford – Various
Joan Crawford – Actor
Tom Cruise – Actor
Miley Cyrus – Singer, actor
Michael Dell – Founder of Dell Computers
Robert De Niro – Taxi Driver
Richard Desmond – Newspaper publisher (and soft porn – or so I am told)
Cameron Diaz – “It’s hair gel”…
Maria Diaz – CEO and founder of Pursuit of Excellence
Leonardo DiCaprio – “Life is my college now.”
Snoop Dogg, rapper and actor – “Common sense rules over everything. That’s what I learned from selling crack.”
Eliza Doolittle – Singer – and star of My Fair Lady
Jack Dorsey – Founding CEO of Twitter (37 characters entered)
Robert Downey Junior – Actor.
Bob Dylan – Singer – (Honorary degrees don’t count)
George Eastman – Founder of Kodak (ask your parents)
Clint Eastwood – Do you feel lucky?
Thomas Edison – #nevergiveup
Daniel Ek – Co-founder of Spotify
Duke Ellington – Bandleader, composer
Larry Ellison – Billionaire co-founder of Oracle
Sally Field – Actor
Debbi Fields – Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies
David Filo – Co-founder of Yahoo!
Bobby Fisher – The greatest chess player of all time?…
Ella Fitzgerald – Singer
Danielle Fong – Co-founder Lightsail Energy. “One day, at school, I realized that the doors were unlocked and I could just walk away. So I did.”
Henry Ford – Founder of Ford Motor Company
Megan Fox – Actor
Dick Francis – Novelist, jockey – “a day show jumping is more valuable than school”
Aretha Franklin – Singer
Benjamin Franklin – President – signed U.S. Declaration of Independence.
Lady Gaga (aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta)
Bill Gates – Billionaire co-founder of Microsoft
David Geffen – Co-founder DreamWorks – got his first job by faking a degree from UCLA
J. Paul Getty – Billionaire oilman, once the richest man in the world
Rosetta Millington – Getty, model, fashion designer
John Glenn – Astronaut
Whoopi Goldberg – “Ditto, what’s ditto”…
Lew Grade – Producer
Steffi Graf – Tennis star.
Philip Green – Billionaire retail mogul, Topshop.
Skylar Grey – Singer, songwriter.
Carla Gugino – Actor, model.
Larry Hagman – Actor
Jerry Hall – Supermodel, singer, entrepreneur
Joyce C. Hall – Founder of Hallmark
Dorothy Hamill – Olympic ice skater
Chelsea Handler – TV host, producer, comedienne, bestselling author.
Tom Hanks – (aka Forest Gump)
Matt Harding – YouTube dancing viral star.
Elizabeth Hardwick – Literary critic and co-founder of The New York Review of Books.
Mariska Hargitay – Actor
Martha Matilda Harper – Business entrepreneur, founder of the Harper Hair Salons.
Ciara Princess Harris – Songwriter, and actor.
Lorenz Hart – Lyricist
Anne Hathaway – Actor
Rutger Hauer – Actor
Susan Jeffers – Author – Feel the Fear…
Diane Hendricks – Billionaire co-founder of ABC Supply
Jimi Hendrix – Rock ‘n roll guitarist
Garry Hill – Woking FC
Paris Hilton – Model, reality show star, singer
Stanley Ho – Billionaire casino operator, King of Gaming.
Lillian Hochberg – Founder of Lillian Vernon catalogue.
Dustin Hoffman – (Did “The Graduate” for no pay…)
Elizabeth Holmes – Billionaire founder and CEO of Theranos
Katie Holmes – Actor.
Odetta Holmes – The queen of American folk music.
Jay Catherwood Hormel – Inventor of…Spam
Bob Hoskins – Actor.
Whitney Houston – Grammy-winning singer and actor.
John Hughes – Director, producer, and screenwriter.
John Huston – Oscar-winning director, actor.
Lauren Hutton – First supermodel, actor.
Billy Joel – Singer and songwriter.
Ingvar Kamprad – Billionaire founder of IKEA.
Keira Knightley – Actor
Ray Kroc – Founder of McDonalds
Stanley Kubrick – movie director
Charles Lindbergh – Aviator, first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Andie MacDowell – Actor
Madonna – Recently fell over, and got back up again
Jo Malone – Entrepreneur
Leslie Mann – Comedienne
Shirley Manson – Singer
Steve Martin – Comedian, actor.
Martina McBride – Country music megastar
Liza Minnelli – Actor
Helen Mirren – Actor
Michael Moore – Documentary filmmaker, author
Claude Monet – Painted some pictures
Kate Moss – Multi-millionaire model
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bill Murray – Actor
Olivia Newton-John – Singer
Sinead O’Connor – Singer
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – U.S. first lady
Yoko Ono – Artist, singer.
Larry Page – Co-founder of…Google
Sean Parker – Billionaire co-creator of Napster
Rosa Parks – Civil rights pioneer.
Danica Patrick – Race car driver.
Aaron Paul – Actor, Breaking Bad – “YOH”
Brad Pitt – Actor.
Julia Roberts – Actor
Chris Rock – Comedian, actor.
John D. Rockefeller – History’s first recorded billionaire.
Dorothy Rodham – Mother of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Next President of USA
Michelle Rodriguez – Actor
Rebecca Romijn – Actor, model.
Theodore Roosevelt – U.S. president.
William Shakespeare – Wrote some plays
Shakira (ask any teenager)
George Bernard Shaw – Playwright, author.
Patti Smith – Poet
Will Smith – Actor
Li Ka Shing – Billionaire owner of Hutchinson Whampoa
Biz Stone – Co-founder of Twitter.
Tom Stoppard – Tony-winning playwright and Oscar-winning screenwriter.
Taylor Swift – Singer and songwriter.
Quentin Tarantino – Movie director, producer, and screenwriter.
Dave Thomas – Billionaire founder of Wendy’s.
Uma Thurman – Actor
Lynsi Torres – Entrepreneur (In-N-Out Burger)
John Travolta – Actor
Harry Truman – U.S. president.
Ted Turner – Billionaire founder of CNN
Madame C. J. Walker – 1st American self made female millionaire.
George Washington – U.S. president
Keith Waterhouse – Novelist
Naomi Watts – Actor. At 17 “I told my mum I’m done with my education.”
John Wayne – Cowboy
H.G. Wells – Science fiction author
Marianne Williamson – Spiritual author, politician.
Bruce Willis – Actor
Gretchen Wilson – Country singer
Kemmons Wilson – Multimillionaire founder of Holiday Inns.
Frank Lloyd Wright – Overcame odds to become the most influential architect of the 20th century.
Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook
With my love and best wishes
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