Comment: You have got to be kidding about college drop-outs.....

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You have got to be kidding about college drop-outs.....

...lacking wisdom, hustle (not hussle), and character to make it. A piece of paper does not convey wisdom, hustle or character. Everyone is Congress has a college degree, but where is their wisdom, character, & hustle save Ron Paul?

Here are just some of the people who made it without a degree beginning with the letter "G."

Clark Gable, Oscar-winning actor. High school dropout.

Lady Gaga, aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, rock singer and songwriter. Dropped out of NYU at the age of 19 to pursue her music career full time.

Melody Gardot, singer and songwriter. At the age of 19, while studying fashion at the Community College of Philadelphia, she was injured in a serious automobile accident that left her unable to continue college.

Brad Garrett, actor, comedian. Left UCLA after six weeks to do standup comedy.

Bill Gates, billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, one of the richest men in the world, philanthropist. Dropped out of Harvard after his second year to work with Paul Allen on the venture that became Microsoft. As he noted, “I realized the error of my ways and decided I could make do with a high school diploma.”

Ben Gazzara, aka Biagio Anthony Gazzarra, actor and director. Attended City College of New York for two years. Then took some classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York City. Did not finish college.

Richard Gere, Golden Globe-winning actor. Dropped out of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst after two years.

David Geffen, billionaire founder of Geffen Records and co-founder of DreamWorks. Dropped out of the University of Texas at Austin after his freshman year. Also flunked out of Brooklyn College. Admittedly, “I was a lousy student.” Started work by sorting mail at the William Morris Agency.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, See Lady Gaga.

Alan Gerry, billionaire cable TV executive, philanthropist. Dropped out of high school during World War II to join the Marines. Trained as a TV repairman on the GI bill. Launched his cable business with $1,500 in 1956.

George Gershwin, songwriter, composer. High school dropout.

J. Paul Getty, billionaire oilman, once the richest man in the world. Failed to graduate from the University of Southern California, Berkley, or Oxford University.

Hundreds more here: