Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

Being a scholar in school is a great thing, but if you are not one, then do not be disappointed. Your hard work and dedication can definitely take you places. Let us look at the great minds who were not scholars in school but had the determination to do great things in life...   Bill Gates: Who does not know this man? He was the founder and chairman of Microsoft and the world's richest man for more than a decade. However, in the 1970s before starting out, he was a Harvard University dropout. He started a software company (that was soon to become Microsoft) by purchasing the software technology from 'someone' for only $50 back then.

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

Abraham Lincoln: The great leader Abraham Lincoln received no more than 5 years of formal education throughout his lifetime. However, such was his determination that he grew up to be a politician. He was elected as the 16th President of the United States of America.

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

Isaac Newton: Well, you know about him, right? His laws are quite popular in school. Are they not? Well, he was the greatest English mathematician of his time. His work on optics and gravitation made him one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known. When he was young, he did very poorly in grade school.

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

Thomas Alva Edison who brightened our lives by inventing a light bulb is considered one of the most prolific inventors in world history. When he was a boy, his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. When he set out on his own, he tried more than 9,000 experiments before he created the first successful light bulb.

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

Michael Jordon: One of the greatest basketball players of all time. Before joining NBA, Jordan was just an ordinary person, so ordinary that he was removed from the high school basketball team because of his 'lack of skill'.

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

Walter Disney: American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor and animator started his own business from his garage. His very first cartoon production went bankrupt. During his first press conference, he was also ridiculed by a newspaper editor because he had no good ideas in film production.

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

Winston Churchill: He failed the 6th grade. However, failure never stopped him from working harder! He strived and eventually became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Churchill is generally regarded as one of the most important leaders in Britain and world history. 

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

Steven Spielberg: This famous American film director has won three Academy Awards and ranks among the most successful filmmakers in history. During his childhood, Spielberg dropped out of junior high school. He was persuaded to come back and was placed in a learning-disabled class. He only lasted a month and then dropped out of school forever.

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

Albert Einstein: This theoretical physicist is widely regarded as the most important scientist of the 20th century. He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect in 1905 and for his services to Theoretical Physics. However, when Einstein was young, his parents thought he was mentally retarded. His grades in school were so poor that a teacher asked him to quit, saying, "Einstein, you will never amount to anything!" The brain of this great scientist continues to be studied and discussed by researchers till date.

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

In 1947, one year into her contract, Marilyn Monroe was dropped by 20th Century Fox because her producer thought she was unattractive and could not act. She kept on going and eventually she was recognised by the public as the 20th century's most famous movie star and pop icon.

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

John Grisham's first novel was rejected by sixteen agents and twelve publishing houses. He went on writing and writing until he became known as a novelist and author for his works of modern legal drama. The media has named him as one of the best novel authors alive in the 21st century.

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Great Minds who were not Scholars in School

Soichiro Honda was turned down by a motor corporation during a job interview for the post of an engineer after World War 2. He set out on his own to start his own company. Honda. Today, the company has grown to become the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer and one of the most profitable automakers beating the giant automaker that rejected him.

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