“Don’t confuse education with intelligence.”
This is not just a quote, it’s real life experience of many famous business tycoons who proved this quote as one of a correct statement. Usually, we think that getting good grades will make the student a bright professional in the future, but is this the ultimate reality? No. Grades can’t measure education, not intelligence. Many successful entrepreneurs proved that schools and colleges are not necessary for success. They were scolded by their parents, rebuked by their teachers and teased by their classmates for their poor class performances and now their classmates may be telling people about them with pride.
What is the difference between these dropouts and the other? Hope and self-confidence. That’s it. Obviously, expelling from a college or a school is really an embarrassing moment for any student but these moments showed the way of optimism to these people that nothing in this world is impossible if you’re willing to do it.
Who knew that Steve Jobs, a college dropout will become one of the most famous IT entrepreneur and inventor? Who knew that Michael Dell, an ignorant student, a college dropout will be a Richest business magnate? Who knew that Ted Turner, an expelled student, will be a famous media mogul? No one knew, but they showed, proved their excellence and ruled the world.
Here are some of the billionaire entrepreneurs who were expelled from colleges or high schools but they didn’t lose hope and hope took them to the path of success and achievements. Below is the list of the top 10 most successful business tycoons who are college dropouts.
Top 10 College Dropout Billionaires
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs was an American information technology entrepreneur and inventor. He was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.
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William Henry “Bill” Gates is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and computer programmer. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest PC software company.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook.
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison is an American internet entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. He serves as executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.
Sheldon Gary Adelson is an American business magnate. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Michael Saul Dell is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. He is the founder and CEO of Dell Inc., one of the world’s leading sellers of personal computers (PCs).
Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation clothing company, a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise.
Robert Edward “Ted” Turner is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network (CNN), the first 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television.
Jack Dorsey is an American programmer and entrepreneur widely known as a co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.
Elizabeth Anne Holmes is an American businesswoman and the CEO of Theranos, a privately held blood test company she founded in 2003.