Successful People Without Education

  1. Steve Jobs – Co-founder of Apple Inc. dropped out of Reed College after just one semester.
  2. Bill Gates – Co-founder of Microsoft, left Harvard University in 1975 after two years of study.
  3. Mark Zuckerberg – Co-founder of Facebook, left Harvard University after two years to focus on developing Facebook.
  4. Michael Dell – Founder of Dell Technologies, dropped out of the University of Texas at Austin after his freshman year.
  5. Richard Branson – Founder of Virgin Group, dropped out of school at the age of 16.
  6. David Geffen – Entertainment magnate and philanthropist, dropped out of the University of Texas at Austin after his first year.
  7. Ralph Lauren – Fashion designer, dropped out of Baruch College in New York City after two years of studying business.
  8. Ellen DeGeneres – Talk show host, comedian and actress, dropped out of the University of New Orleans after one semester.
  9. Peter Jennings – Journalist and former anchor of ABC World News Tonight, dropped out of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
  10. Simon Cowell – Music executive and TV personality, left school at the age of 16 and began working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing.

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