Sure, many people say that going to the college is crucial because it will make you successful and give you better chances in life, but then there are exceptions. While no one is encouraging you to drop college, the reality is that there are many college dropouts who managed to achieve astounding success with great results without a finished college. Here we are going to focus on some of the most important names!

henry fordHenry Ford

Ford managed to create the Ford Motor company and designed numerous successful models, but he dropped out of college at 16. He is one of the standout persons in the list that clearly show even a college dropout can obtain stellar results.

bill gatesBill Gates

While he went to Harvard, Gates did drop out after two years of study at 19. In the end, he became one of the most successful entrepreneurs and, as karma shows it, he received an honorary degree from the college he dropped out.

larry ellisonLarry Ellison

Larry was the founder & CEO or Oracle, programmer and serial entrepreneur, but also a college dropout at the age of 20. Fun fact, he owns an island which he named after himself.

Amancio OrtegaAmancio Ortega

The owner of fashion giant Zara, Amancio Ortega is also a college dropout, but at the same time one of the richest men in Spain, one of the best things to say the least.

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg

The Facebook owner is also a college dropout that stopped attending the college at 19. He is now one of the richest men on earth.

Sheldon AdelsonSheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson is the owner of Las Vegas Sands and he is a casino giant, but also a college dropout as he dropped out of college at the age of 19.

Michael DellMichael Dell

Michael Dell dropped out at 19 from college. The interesting thing here is that the Dell owner developed a large interest for everything that was related to computers, and from there to becoming the creator of this company it was just a simple step.

Steve JobsSteve Jobs

And finally, who can forget the inimitable Steve Jobs who dropped out of college at 21 and quickly became one of the most innovative and respected entrepreneurs in the world.

As you can see, true genius & passion often overcomes the need of a formal education!

Below is a cool infographic from that shows the above and more!


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