30 Famous People Who Quit or Were Kicked Out of School
Success in school doesn't necessarily equate to success later in life. There are plenty of businesses where other factors take precedence over high school diplomas or college degrees, but perhaps none more visible than show business. Indeed, many of the world's most beloved celebrities have spotty educational histories -- even to the point of getting kicked out of school -- and the same holds true even for a few of its most prominent entrepreneurs and thinkers.
As strange as it sounds, "Pulp Fiction" star Samuel L. Jackson was once arrested for holding Martin Luther King Jr.'s father hostage. In 1969, he and a group of other radical students at the predominantly black Morehouse College held King and the rest of the board of trustees hostage, demanding curriculum changes and more blacks on the college's governing board. Morehouse acquiesced, but Jackson was still suspended from the college for two years before obtaining his degree.