If you're working toward your GED, you're in good company. Well, for the most part. I try not to judge, but I wasn't surprised to find Paris Hilton and Britney Spears on the dropout list. I was surprised by some of the other famous people who dropped out of high school and later earned their GED credential.
Everyone knows Bill Cosby. He did. So did actor Christian Slater and comedian Chris Rock. Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's Restaurants, was a GED graduate, and so was Ruth Ann Minner, governor of Delaware. Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gymnast, musician Waylon Jennings, and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead---all have GEDs. So does Michael J. Fox. That's good company!
People from all walks of life have left school for various reasons and gone on to earn their GED credential. The sky's the limit. Dream big!
Photo: Chris Rock at Bonnaroo 2008 by Josh Rhinehart / Music Allies / Flickr