Who Are Some Examples of Billionaires Who Left College?


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Bill Gates, Michael Dell and Mark Zuckerberg are examples of billionaires who did not complete their college degrees. Ty Warner and Sheldon Gary Adelson also dropped out of college.

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Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and went on to found Microsoft, although he received an honorary degree from the university in 2007. As of 2014, his net worth was $81 billion. As a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, Michael Dell dropped out and founded Dell Computer Corp. His net worth was $18.8 billion in 2014.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard. Ty Warner dropped out of Kalamazoo College and owes his billionaire status to his creation of Beanie Babies. Sheldon Gary Adelson, a dropout of City College of New York, is the chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.

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