"Well-behaved women seldom make history." Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Women Who Dropped Out -- And Still Made It Big
Did you know that the first female millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker, was a drop out? ... from elementary school? This pioneering African American woman chose her own path in life and became an inventor who made it rich selling hair care products.
While I am not advocating dropping out of school, the following lists show women who beat the odds and went on to become rich, and/or famous, in their fields.