5 Confessions From Successful Entrepreneurs Who Dropped Out Of College
Updated: Jul 21
Entrepreneurs do not fall from the sky but they build skills of entrepreneurship within them. To be an entrepreneur, you have to...
think differently indeed.
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. Here are some of the famous entrepreneurs that dropped out of college: 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.