He dropped out of college for acting. What would Woods have looked like if he’d remain in academia? Reports say on his SAT, he scored 800 on verbal and on Math. Woods enrolled in linear algebra, but dropped out of college to chase his acting dream, even after awarded a full scholarship to MIT.
Stephen W. Hawking
Well known for his groundbreaking research into theoretical physics, Hawking also made a name for himself via his books that have helped us understand the universe.
Philip Emeagwali (IQ Level- 190)
The Nigerian engineer, mathematician and geologist left school at the age of 13; but through self study completed school, and went further to secure degree in Mathematics, Environmental and Marine Engineering from various Universities. Philip is a hero to the world at large for his use of Connection Machine supercomputer to analyze petroleum fields.