#8 – Lady Gaga
The artist once known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was also once known as a college student, too. She attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for a year, then dropped out to become a full-time rocker. A few burlesque performances here, a few New York club shows there, and suddenly you’re talking real money. And world domination. We’ll toss our mortarboards in the air to you any day, Lady G.