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Entrepreneurship: Do You Actually Need A Degree?

Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurialism

Do you think that going to college is mandatory in order to have a great business?

We all tend to think that getting good grades in college and working hard to access a nice paying job is the ultimate way towards success. However, in today’s society these are more of a status quo because they don’t really bring the formula to success.

Sure, education has its own place in our society and we do need it for a variety of things, but you can find a wide range of entrepreneurs that didn’t require education and they still achieved quite a lot in their life.

With this in mind, I have created a list with some of the most interesting success stories of entrepreneurs that managed to achieve the best results simply by focusing on their company and not the lack of education that they had. These entrepreneurs are the definition of self-made fortune makers, because they knew the challenges of their business, studied and addressed them then achieved amazing results. If you want to become a self-made entrepreneur you should try and study these amazing cases to see if you really need to go to college or if you should start focusing on creating your own business.


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DO YOU ACTUALLY NEEDA  A DEGREE?

9 FAMOUS ENTREPRENEURS WHO DROPPED OUT OF COLLEGE

"You don't have to be a genious or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream."

 

MICHAEL DELL
Dell Founder

STUDENT RECORD
University of Texas
Dropped out at 19

NET WORTH
$19.3 Billion

WORK EXPERIENCE
FOUNDER, CEO
Dell Computers 1 Feb 1984

Launched the personal computer revolution of the 1980s with the creation of the Dell Computer Corporation, Dell was building and selling PCs directly to customers.

During the 1st year, Dell computers had $6 million in sales.

Today ranked the 1st health IT services provider and the largest ecommerce website for commercial technology products worldwide.

 

STEVE JOBS
Apple Founder

STUDENT RECORD
Reed College, Portland
Dropped out at 19

NET WORTH
$19.6 Billion

WORK EXPERIENCE
FOUNDER
Apple 1975

Steve and his friend S. Wozniak introduced the Apple II -- the first personal computer in 1977.

Apple Macintosh - the first 1st PC with a graphical user-interface and a mouse went public in 1984.

FOUNDER
NeXT Computer Co. 1988

Steve launched NeXT as a breakthrough computer for revolutionizing research and higher education.

CO-FOUNDER, COO
Pixar Animation Studios 1996

Steve's "Toy Story" was a certified smash hit.

 

LARRY ELLISON
Oracle Founder

STUDENT RECORD
University of Chicago
Dropped out at 20

NET WORTH
$47 Billion

WORK EXPERIENCE

FOUNDER
Oracle 1977

Ellison and two of his colleagues founded Software Development Labs and soon had a contract to build a database-management system called Oracle for the CIA.

ORACLE

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, CTO

Oracle 1986

Ellison made the company the leader in the database-management realm.

Ellison is now the Oracle's largest shareholder.

5th wealthiest person in the world in 2014.

 

BILL GATES
Microsoft Founder

STUDENT RECORD
Harvard University
Dropped out at 20

NET WORTH
$78.7 Billion

WORK EXPERIENCE

FOUNDER, CEO

Microsoft 1975

Bill Gates and his business partner Paul Allenbuilt launched Microsoft with the "goal of getting a computer on every person's desk."

Today Microsoft is the worldwide leader in personal and business computer software, which employs > 64,000 people across 85 countries.

MICROSOFT

The Harvard Crimson called him "Harvard's most successful dropout".

He is the 1st richest person in the world and is the world's most giving humnaitarian (Bill has donated more than half his fortune to charities).

 

MARK ZUCKERBERG
Facebook Founder

STUDENT RECORD
Harvard University
Dropped out at 20

NET WORTH
$45.7 Billion

WORK EXPERIENCE

FOUNDER

Facebook Feb 2004

Mark created Facebook in college, where he was already known as a "programming prodigy".

Facebook (Facemash) gained extreme popularity over the 1st week and even caused Harvard's servers to crash.

facebook

CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Facebook 2005

In 2005, Zuckerberg's enterprise received a huge investment from Accel Partners, which made Facebook extend to hundreds of colleges and universities.

Mark is the 1st America's Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 (2015)

 

EVAN WILLIAMS
Twitter Co-Founder

STUDENT RECORD
University of Nebraska
Dropped out at 20

NET WORTH
$1.62 Billion

WORK EXPERIENCE

Co-Founder
Blogger 23 Aug 1999

Invented and popularized the "blogger" concept.

Co-Founder
Twitter 20 Sep 2010

Microblogging service, project of Odeon company.

 

TRAVIS KALANICK
Uber Founder

STUDENT RECORD
U.C.L.A.
Dropped out at 21

NET WORTH

$6 Billion

WORK EXPERIENCE

FOUNDER, CEO

Uber 2009

Before Uber, Mr. Kalanick served as an Advisor of Sociable Labs, Inc. He served as Chief Swoosher of Red Swoosh, Inc. He was also a Director of Dolores Labs, Inc. (now CrowdFlower, Inc.)

UBER

Uber, an on-demand black car service, seeks to be "Everyone's Private Driver" by bringing disruptive technology and business innovation to urban transportation challenges.

 

TED TURNER
Television and media magnate

STUDENT RECORD
Brown University
Dropped out at 22

NET WORTH
$2.2 Billion

WORK EXPERIENCE

FOUNDER, CEO

Turner Broadcasting 1960

Turner started buying television stations and turned those investments into Turner Broadcasting.

CNN

Turner sold the company to Time Warner for $7.5 billion dollars. Afterwards, the company merged with America Online (AOL).

CNN 1980

Turner launched the Cable News Network (CNN) as the first 24-Hour cable news network for mostly negative press.

 

JOHN MACKEY
Whole Foods Founder

STUDENT RECORD
3 Texas Colleges
Dropped out at 22

NET WORTH
$3.8 Billion

WORK EXPERIENCE

FOUNDER

Whole FOODS 1978

Whole FOODS was launched as a vegetarian food company.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Whole FOODS 1980

Mackey and his then-girlfriend had borrowed money from friends and family to start a vegetarian food company.

Several years ago, Mackey decided to cut his own salary to $1 and skip any future stock options or bonuses.

 

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Source: http://college-writers.com/9-famous-entrepreneurs-who-dropped-out-of-college/



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  • Do you think that going to college is mandatory in order to have a great business?
  • We all tend to think that getting good grades in college and working hard to access a nice paying job is the ultimate way towards success.
  • Sure, education has its own place in our society and we do need it for a variety of things, but you can find a wide range of entrepreneurs that didn’t require education and they still achieved quite a lot in their life.
  • With this in mind, I have created a list with some of the most interesting success stories of entrepreneurs that managed to achieve the best results simply by focusing on their company and not the lack of education that they had.