HERE IS JUST A LITTLE PROOF THAT GOING TO COLLEGE IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR HAVING A PRODUCTIVE CAREER, EARNING MONEY TO SURVIVE, OR BEING HAPPY:
From Wikipedia: This list of college-dropout billionaires is based (where not otherwise noted) on an annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest people compiled and published by Forbes magazine on March 11, 2009. College dropout refers to a person who has dropped out from a college or university before completing his/her degree. Some of the world’s most famous and richest billionaires (including the richest man in the world, Bill Gates) are college dropouts. The combined net worth of these dropouts is USD 246 billion. This list is not exhaustive.
The average net worth of billionaires who dropped out of college, $9.4 billion, is approximately triple that of billionaires with Ph.D.s, $3.2 billion. Even if one remove Bill Gates, who left Harvard University and is now worth $66.0 billion, college dropouts are worth $5.3 billion on average, compared to those who finished only bachelor’s degrees, who are worth $2.9 billion. According to a recent report from Cambridge-based Forrester Research, 20% of America’s millionaires never attended college.
- Famous college-dropout billionaires:
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