Oddly enough, some of the world's most wealthy individuals launched successful careers the moment they kissed their teachers goodbye. You'll be surprised to learn just who's listed in Biography.com's group of Famous Dropouts, including media magnate William Randolph Hearst, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, musicians Kanye West and Madonna, and billionaires Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs.
Out of self-imposed public exile, Kanye West has announced he will be releasing a book on philosophy, ‘Break the Simulation,’ as well as a short seven-song surprise album on June 1, with a second album following on June 8 in collaboration with Kid Cudi.
Bob Dylan revamped the 1929 hit love song ‘She’s Funny That Way’ with same-sex pronouns for a new 6-song EP, ‘Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined.’ The album, Funded by MGM, is meant to be inclusive of LGBT couples and features Kesha among other artists.
Bill Gates will make an appearance on CBS’ current season of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ this March. The Microsoft co-founder will play himself in an episode where Penny hosts him at work. Buzz Aldrin, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have also made appearances.
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are both slated to star in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ about two neighbors of Sharon Tate in the 1960s. The actress, married to Roman Polanski, was famously murdered in her home by Charles Manson.
George and Amal Clooney will be marching at the March 24 gun violence rally and donating $500,000 in support of survivors of last week’s Parkland, Florida mass shooting. Later the same day, Oprah and film exec Jeffrey Katzenberg announced they’d match the Clooneys’ donation.
At last night’s Grammys, singer Janelle Monae gave a poignant speech for Time’s Up: “We say time’s up for pay inequality. Time’s up for discrimination. Time’s up for harassment of any kind.” Before the show, she Tweeted that 90.7% of 2013-2018 nominees have been male.
Danica Patrick has confirmed she’s dating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The pair met at The ESPYS in 2012. The NASCAR driver and Chicago Bears fan ended a five-year relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in late November.
John Travolta is a Golden Globe-winning actor and singer who had breakout roles in 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Grease.' He had a career revival in Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' and has starred in a wide range of additional projects.
Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He initiated World War II and oversaw fascist policies that led to the Holocaust, which resulted in the deaths of at least 11 million people, including the mass murder of an estimated 6 millions Jews.