Teachers endlessly repeat to students that having a higher education is the key to success in life, as it allows them to get better-paying jobs, but today this is no longer a priority. And above all, much less knowing that, ironically, there are many famous and great billionaire tycoons, who never set foot in the university or simply abandoned their studies. According to statistics, of the 100 richest men on the Forbes list, at least 32 did not go through college. Next we bring the celebrities who achieved success, without having a college degree. Let’s see:
Some people think that beyond being a computer scientist, he can be a recognized doctor, due to his great influence in the World Health Organization. But nothing is further from reality, since the tycoon abandoned his studies at Harvard to dedicate himself exclusively to Microsoft. He is considered one of the richest men in the world; his fortune amounts to more than 130 billion dollars.
He is one of the most acclaimed geniuses of mankind. This visionary founder of Apple, who was able to invent the Ipod and the Ipad, barely took a semester at Reed College in Portland. His ingenuity made his company today have one of the largest market capitalizations in the world.
This young millionaire is one of the most notorious in recent decades. His fortune exceeds 117 billion dollars. Mark only spent 3 years at Harvard University, before abandoning his studies and focusing on the creation of Facebook, the most famous and used social network in the world.
He managed to accumulate a fortune of more than 50 billion dollars. He never went to college and barely finished high school. Together with his brother Roy, they founded the largest animated film company: Walt Disney Studios. It is worth mentioning that at that time, there was nothing like it in the world.
This tycoon revolutionized the world by founding one of the most important companies in the automotive sector: Ford Motor Company. Without setting foot in college, he started working when he was just 14 years old fixing watches. Years later, he specialized in automobiles. His fortune exceeds 199 billion dollars.
He is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the United States. He is a clear example of overcoming. He has known how to build an empire of casinos and hotels in the most touristic places in the world. Anyone would think that he had a background in economics, but he only spent a few months at the City College of New York. His fortune exceeds 30 billion dollars.
Michael enrolled at the University of Texas to study medicine, but dropped out to pursue computer science, which was his true passion. He invested a million dollars to found the computer components company Dell; now, his personal fortune exceeds 50 billion dollars.
John D Rockefeller
He is a member of one of the most powerful families in the world and the protagonist of almost all conspiracy theories. This magnate abandoned his studies at the age of 16 and at 18, he founded Standard Oil, an oil company with a growth of 400% per year.
He is one of the most famous designers in the world. Each of his collections is a success year after year. His creations are admired by fashionistas. His great talent has made him accumulate a fortune that exceeds 7 billion dollars. In his youth, he studied economics at City College, but never finished his studies. Clearly, his passion was focused on fashion and not economics.
Thomas Alva Edison
The renowned American inventor, as a child he was a very poor student because of his hearing problems. His mother had to take him out of school and teach him on his own. At 16, he already works as a telegraph operator. According to historical data, he was the author of more than 1,000 inventions and with all those patents, he amassed his great fortune. There is some research that proves that even most of them would have been taken from Nikola Tesla, the real author of it.
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