Famous Homeschooled People
We recently compiled a list of famous Australians who were homeschooled on The Educating Parents Homeschooling and Unschooling group.
- Cedar Anderson - Flow Hive inventor
- Jax - singer/songwriter
- Cam and Jaiden's Excellent Adventure
- Irwin family
- Jess Watson
- Nathan Whippy Griggs
- Pop duo for King and Country - singers
- The Norris Nuts
- Gabriel Evans - well known author and illustrator
- Topher Field
- Kyuss king pro surfer & his brother Ras
- David Gordon Kirkpatrick aka Slim Dusty
- Mary MacKillop
- Sophie Guidolin (fitness model/influencer)
- Chloe Hayden
- Ziggy Alberts
- Banjo Patterson
- Billie Eilish
- Summer Farrelly
- Julian Assange
- Rebecca St James
- Dame Nellie Melba
- Caroline Chisholm
- Joan Sutherland
- Eddie Mabo
I found this list of mainly USA famous homeschooled people interesting and inspiring. Many of them belong to past eras, some from a time when schooling wasn't compulsory. But many more are from early last century, and a few are from our time.
Some famous recent homeschooled people:
Pitt Jolie family
Maria Sharapova (tennis player)
Venus Williams (tennis player)
Serena Williams (tennis player)
Pro Hart (Australian artist)
Christina Aguileria (singer)
LeAnne Rimes (singer)
Justin Timberlake (singer)
Hillary Duff (singer/actress)
Whoopi Goldberg (actress)
Dakota Fanning (actress)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (actress)
Alan Alda (actor)
Frankie Muniz (child actor)
Agatha Christie (author)
CS Lewis (author)
And just for interest, here's a list of famous HSing "parents" :
Garth Brooks - country music singer
Michael Card - contemporary Christian songwriter
Duane G. Carey - NASA astronaut
Mike Farris - lawyer and co-founder of Home School Legal Defense
Robert Frost - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
David Guterson - educator and author of Snow Falling on Cedars
Kimberly Hahn - Catholic apologist and author
Gregg and Sono Harris - pioneers in the modern Christian
Barbara Howe - Libertarian activist
Eric Jackson - Whitewater paddler
Christopher Klicka - attorney and Senior Counsel, Home School
Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
Len Munsil - attorney, President of The Center for Arizona
Policy (CAP), and gubernatorial candidate
Paul Overstreet - musician, songwriter
Jada Pinkett - actress, wife of Will Smith
Kelly Preston - actress, wife of John Travolta
Rick Santorum - U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
Mike Smith - lawyer and co-founder of HSLDA
Will Smith - actor
R.C. Sproul, Jr. - pastor, author of When You Rise Up: A
Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling
Stefan von Trapp - grandson of Captain von Trapp from The Sound
John Travolta - actor, pilot
Darrell Waltrip - NASCAR racer
Lisa Whelchel - former actress, "The Facts of Life", now a
pastor's wife and author
There are some great success stories of homeschooled people on this homeschooling site: http://www.sharebradenton.homestead.com/Famous.html
Leonardo da Vinci
John Singleton Copley
Alexander Graham Bell
The Wright Brothers
Booker T. Washington
George Washington Carver
COMPOSERS & MUSICIANS:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
George Bernard Shaw
Hans Christian Anderson
Pearl S. Buck
Charles Chaplin - Actor
Florence Nightingale - Nurse
John Burroughs - Naturalist
Charles Louis Montesquieu - Philosopher
Albert Schweitzer - Physician
George Rogers Clark - Explorer
Andrew Carnegie - Industrialist
Bill Ridell - Newspaperman
Will Rogers - Humorist
Tamara McKinney - World Cup Skier
Jim Ryan - World Runner
Ansel Adams - Photographer
John Stuart Mill - Economist
John Paul Jones - father of the American Navy
Clara Barton - started the Red Cross
Abigail Adams - wife of John Adams
Martha Washington - wife of George W.
Venus and Serena Williams
Joan of Arc
John & Charles Wesley
Dwight L. Moody
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