When you’re in college you get a chance to learn a lot of important things. You learn how things work in the field you wish to get a career in. You get to meet a lot of brilliant professors that might inspire you to be really successful.
Still, some of the richest and most successful people in the world are actually college dropouts. Why? They simply never needed a college education in order to learn everything they wanted to know. The truth is that anybody can be successful without going to a university, as long as they are motivated enough to learn by themselves.
Now is the time of entrepreneurs and self-made millionaires, where no one has four years to waste on going to college. But, if you wish to follow in their footsteps, understand that the dropouts who become extremely successful were spending more than 12 hours a day working on their projects when they finally decided that college wasn’t for them. This is why formal education is very important for people who would have never done something with their lives if it wasn’t for studying for exams and looking up to their professors. Nevertheless, the number of college dropouts is constantly rising every year. This is mostly due to the fact that you can educate yourself in any subject you please just by Googling it.
When some people figure out that they have found a way to learn much more by themselves than by going to a college, they usually drop out. This is exactly what these ten people did, and now they’re doing what they love and enjoying life as much as they can.
10 Gabe Newell - Net Worth: $1.26 billion
9 Jack Dorsey - Net Worth: $2.5 billion
8 Sean Parker - Net Worth: $2.7 billion
7 Steven Spielberg - Net Worth: $3.6 billion
6 Ralph Lauren - Net Worth: $7.1 billion
5 Michael Dell - Net Worth: $18.7 billion
4 Sheldon Adelson - Net Worth: $28.7 billion
3 Mark Zuckerberg - Net Worth: $34.8 billion
2 Larry Ellison - Net Worth: $54.9 billion
1 Bill Gates - Net Worth: $80.4 billion
Yes, even the richest man in the world is a college dropout. Bill Gates is a programmer, business magnate, inventor, and an extremely prominent philanthropist. Ever since he became a teenager, Gates was incredibly interested in programming, which he would practice on a computer at his school. At the time, he met a fellow student named Paul Allen who shared the same interests and enthusiasm about computers. They quickly became very good friends and would both spend a huge amount of time together programming. After graduating from high school, Paul enrolled at Washington State University, while Gates went to Harvard. However, they both quickly dropped out with a desire to start a software company, now known as Microsoft. Bill Gates has a net worth of $80.4 billion.
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