SPM results are out!!!
Whether you’re feeling proud for passing with flying colours, or you’re weeping and feel upset about your poor results, you should always remember that SPM results are not the end of your world. Your passions and ambitions can/will always be realised if you work hard.
In spirit that, we’re going to go down the list of successful people that did not need high school qualifications to be successful in life.
1. Simon Cowell
Recognise this fellow judge? Famous talent manager, Simon Cowell, left high school with only one O-Level credit. And to this day, he has his own record label (Syco Music) and has gone on to manage famous artists/bands like Fifth Harmony, Camilla Cabello, Harry Styles and Westlife.
2. Benedict Cumberbatch
Before Dr. Strange and Sherlock BBC, Benedict Cumberbatch confessed to not being the most consistent of students as he got lazier and distracted later on, and didn’t do well for his A-Levels. Which happens to the best of us!
3. J.K Rowling
J.K Rowling was rejected by Oxford University, but she kept her head down and got her BA in French and Classics, and went on to become the author of one of the most well-loved fantasy book-series in the whole world! Proving that despite circumstances may not be how you want it to be, you always get to where you want to go if you don’t give up!
4. Steve Jobs
Remember the late CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs? He still managed to make his legacy in the IT industry and has been ranked 42nd Richest American In Forbes, despite dropping out of University.
5. Oprah Winfrey
Even Oprah Winfrey, with her net worth over $2 billion dollars, she was a college dropout who then became the richest African-American of the 20thCentury.
With that being said, of course we would still like to take the opportunity to congratulate every student who did a great job at nailing the SPM! Thumbs up to all of you guys!