The Most Successful College Dropouts

Sep 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm |

Is College Worth It?

In today’s world, you can’t help but hear people say that a college education is absolutely necessary if you want to get anywhere in life. The threat rings true: with an estimated 20+ million students in American colleges and universities in 2015, more people are pursuing higher education than ever before.

But is that degree really necessary? Studies show that recent college graduates are earning nearly $20,000 more per year than their peers who only have a high school diploma, but some of the richest people in society decided not to pursue higher education. The general image of a college dropout is rarely a good thing, but you might just be surprised at some of these exceptions.

Did you know that some of the most successful and famous people in the world today—including the richest person alive—are college dropouts? With enough brains, talent, and drive, or maybe with just enough luck, these dropouts went on to become enormous stars in their industries, and after prematurely leaving college, they never turned back.

Still think you need a college degree to be successful? Start the slideshow below to see some of the world’s wealthiest and most fortunate college dropouts! When you’re done reading, be sure to SHARE this list to spread awareness that a person’s worth can’t be measured by a degree.


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You’re going to regret your college debt the second you see these dropouts…

See the List of Successful College Dropouts!