22 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

He dropped out of high school.

At the age of 16, Walt Disney dropped out of McKinley High School in Chicago to join the army but was rejected for being too young to enlist. Instead, he joined the Red Cross with a forged birth certificate and would served as an ambulance driver in France for one year. He returned to the U.S. in 1919 and eventually earned an honorary high school diploma forty years later at the age of 58.