Dropouts Who Became Successful Entrepreneurs

Not every billionaire has had a graduate or a postgraduate degree from a top notch college. Examples galore. The world is full of people, who out of their sheer hard work and talent have created a niche for themselves. These people did not attend formal college but without a degree, managed to hire graduates from the best colleges as their employees.

Was it that higher education was not for them or that higher education was not worth spending money? Well, that is for academicians to decide.

In this blog at Studydekho, we shall let you know about the most successful entrepreneurs who bypassed the regular education course and still made a mark in their lives. In fact, it is sheer motivation for those who feel that only a degree from a prestigious college can render their dreams true.

Well, if you have the passion for what you want to do, there is simply nothing that can deter you from achieving what you want.

Here is a list of those who managed to dump college and kick start their life the way they wanted.

We hope you this blog leaves an imprint on your minds.

Steve Jobs:

We are pretty well aware of how this man managed to change how the world looks at technology in a short span of life. Steve was a futuristic person. He liked to perceive things differently.

The founder of Apple, he left Reed College at the age of 19 years, an age where most of us are looking and filing applications to universities all over the world. He left it because he felt that college education was posing a financial burden on his family. However, he always cherished and valued his time at the university since he learnt a lot there. His perfection in work always keeps his employees on their toes.

Dropouts Who Became Successful EntrepreneursHis famous quotes include:

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

“Your Life is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Julian Assange:

Dropouts Who Became Successful EntrepreneursPerhaps one of the most controversial entrepreneurs in the recent time, he has had his fair share of name in the media, mostly for negative reasons. Assange studied mathematics at the Melbourne University. He had to drop out of college at the age of 19 since he was objected to working on computer projects for the military of Australia. His company, Wikileaks is one of the most widely used news website. It created a name for itself very shortly after its inception. No controversy or bad news deterred him to work in the field of journalism.

His famous quotes include:

“Capable, generous men do not create victims, they nurture victims.”

“What we know is everything; it is our limit, of what we can be.”

“You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can’t lead to a good conclusion.”

 Bill Gates:

Dropouts Who Became Successful EntrepreneursHe is the world’s richest! He is benevolent! If he were a country, he would perhaps be the 37th richest country in the world! His charity foundation does well for people all over the world. This man who attended Harvard for a couple of years is ‘Harvard’s most successful dropout’ as per The Harvard Crimson. He left because he always loved software. This is what made him design Microsoft, which further went on to become one of the most successful corporate endeavours of any entrepreneur.

His famous quotes include:

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

“Life is not fair, get used to it.”

Evan Williams:

Dropouts Who Became Successful EntrepreneursHe has created something that probably every celebrity loves to use- Twitter. Evan Williams grew up in Nebraska where his family was into farming. He dropped out of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln after completing 3 semesters. He was a freelance software programmer at HP and then landed a job at Google. However, his will to create something all by himself always motivated him to develop Twitter. Today, users swear by the website which has been linking people all over the world.

His famous quotes include:

“Creativity comes from constraint.”

“There are different ways to approach startups. One thing I admired about Google is we said, ‘This thing is huge, and we’re going to kick ass at it’…The other approach is ‘This might be a thing if we pull it off.’”

“Be a user of your own pocket. Make I better based on your own desires. But don’t trick yourself into thinking you are your user.”

Mark Zuckerberg:

Dropouts Who Became Successful EntrepreneursWe post, we talk, we share, we like, we comment, we create pages- all because of Mark Zuckerberg. This man is responsible for developing Facebook, a social media website that has turned the world towards the lives and activities of others. He dropped out of Harvard only to create his social media website. It is said that he did not take time at all while deciding whether to leave college or stay. Initially made as communication software for students of the Harvard University, Facebook slowly spread operations all over the world.

His famous quotes include:

“By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.”

“A Squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.”

“When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.”

Larry Ellison:

Dropouts Who Became Successful EntrepreneursLarry’s adoptive parents always wanted him to become a doctor which is why he joined a medical course at the University of Chicago. He dropped out because he found it tough to manage medicine. Later, he created Oracle which is not worth more than $55 billion. He is a clear example of the saying ‘do what you love, love what you do.’

His famous quotes include:

“You have to believe in what you do in order to get what you want.”

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.”

“If you do everything that everyone else does in business, you’re going to lose. The only way to really be ahead is to be different.”

So this was all about the best minds that successfully made a mark for themselves even after dropping out of college.

They are all examples of the fact that no dream is impossible if you are willing to work towards it.

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