10 Billionaires Who Dropped Out Of College

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Dropping out of school and making a million or two has nearly become something trivial for young entrepreneurs. You will be amazed about the number of millionaires, who dropped out of college and got rich. Many of them even made billions from their businesses. Below you can read about 10 of the most famous, super successful college dropouts, who became billionaires. But first, let me share some thoughts on the matter. I am not telling you to quit your education. I think it’s really important and in fact the millionaires, who earned a degree are more than those, who did not. Quitting college was not the thing that made these people rich. Hard work, dedication and passion were the factors that helped for that. What I am actually saying is just that you don’t need to go to college to become rich. Also, in many universities you are taught to be a successful employee, rather than an entrepreneur. In these cases this could spoil your bigger plans for your future. Whatever, here are the successful dropouts:

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Steve Jobs 2010, Wikimedia.org

Steve Jobs – he attended Reed College for a short period of time (one semester), but soon he dropped out to work for the video game company called Atary. He was amazed about the idea of the personal computer and decided to dedicate his time to it entirely. He started visiting some lectures at Hewlet-Packard where he actually met Steve Wozniak. The rest is history.

Bill Gates – after graduating form high school, gates was accepted at one of the most desired university – Harvard. He spent most of his time messing with the computers there. In 1975, the computer MITS Altair 8800 was released and soon Bill quit his education to start his own company making software for that machine. In college he met Steve Blamer, who would later become the CEO of Microsoft. His net worth in 2015 is $79.3 billion.

Mark Zuckerberg – he attended Harvard university and there he created Facesmash – an online application, where the students could vote for the best looking photo. The site became so popular, that it was shut down by the university, because of causing problems with their servers. Mark dropped out during the second year to entirely dedicate his time to the project that would later become known under the name Facebook. He had $36.8 billion of net assets in 2015.


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