Eight (very) rich and famous people with crummy A-levels - or none at all
You don't need good exam results to get ahead in life, as these success stories amply demonstrate
Results day is a hell of a stressful time. It can feel that your whole future is resting on one dumb envelope’s-worth of grades - and that if you don’t get the results you’re hoping for, it’s the end of the world. Well, we’re here to tell you that however you’ve done, your life is not going to be determined by the contents of that envelope.
Don’t believe us? Well, there are actually loads of examples of successful people who weren’t academic, who got kicked out before their exams, or who simply fluffed the exam. We’ve picked eight of our favourites - some of them are famous, some of them are billionaires - who all demonstrate that you don’t need good grades to make something of your life.
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