Top 5 college dropouts who later became billionaires

college dropouts billionaires
     Education is really important if you’re looking to get a well paying job and having a college degree helps if you’re trying to get into most companies. But to become a billionaire it is not always the case. There are many college dropouts in our world who would later become owners of really big tech companies and thus by giving jobs to millions of people. In this article I will cover many of these college dropout billionaires who kinda proved that if you have the right knowledge and are smart enough having a college degree doesn’t matter really.

1. Bill Gates

college dropouts billionaires

     Bill Gates is the co-founder of the world’s largest personal-computer software company. He is one of the people to hold the wealthiest person in the world title for several years. He topped the list of  Forbes world’s wealthiest people in the years 1995 to 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. On the quest to start his own company which would later become Microsoft, he quit college. After seeing how much he wanted to start his own company his parents agreed to the decision too. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution.

2. Steve Jobs

college dropouts billionaires

     Steve Jobs is among the college drop-out billionaires not just in our list but also according to Wikipedia. Steve Jobs was the  co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc a company which is being credited for the most part of personal computer revolution. In 2010 he was the 42nd-wealthiest American with his net wealth at $8.3 billion, At present he is the richest person in the world. Jobs used to sleep on the floor in friends’ dorm rooms, returned Coke bottles for food money.

3. Larry Ellison

college dropouts billionaires

     Larry Ellison is not a name you would know if you’re not a computer wiz or a person who doesn’t read much news related to computers. So FYI Larry Ellison is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company. According to Forbes he is the seventh wealthiest person with a fortune of $48 billion. He was living with his adoptive parents and at the time of his final exams of his 2nd year at  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign his adoptive mother died and he didn’t take the exams. He never completed the college. He later went on to attend another college University of Chicago for just one term.

4. Mark Zuckerberg

college dropouts billionaires

     Now this is a name we all are familiar with. As we all know it, Mark Zuckerberg is one of the five co-founders of Facebook and is one among the wealthiest and most influential people in the world. As of 2019 his net wealth is $62.3 billion. Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard in his sophomore year to complete his project Facebook. A fun fact about Mark Zuckerberg is, he receives a salary of just $1 per month.

5. Michael Dell

college dropouts billionaires

     Michael Dell is the founder and CEO of Dell Inc, one of the world’s leading sellers of personal computers. He was ranked as the 27th richest person in the world on Octuber 2019 Forbes list of billionaires, with a net worth of US$31.0 billion. He really considered business as a serious option and took high school equivalency exam at age eight. While he was at pre-med student at the University of Texas at Austin as a freshman, he started an informal business which sold upgrade kits for personal computers. He soon dropped out of his college in favor of his business which was going incredible.

     These people really made the world change for better. It doesn’t matter if have a degree or not if you’re brave enough to chase your dream and work hard to achieve it. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

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