In this modern world where we talk about the education system to the maximum, there have been certain people who have defied the way education trained them. Though formal education is mandatory and important, these people have went on to create a name for themselves on a global scale and made themselves billionaires and industry leaders in their fields as well. They have proved to the world that education is not only about learning all the subjects, but it is more about learning the individual subjects to the best of knowledge and applying the same to the particular field that we are interested in.
Some of the billionaires who never completed college degree are:
10. Li Ka Shing
Li Ka Shing is better known to the world as “Asia’s most powerful man”. He is currently the eight richest person in the world and he is also the richest person in Asia. He owns the telecommunication company “Hutschison”, which is an Industry leader in both Asia and other continents as well. He is known for his contributions to charities and it is said that he has donated millions of dollars to charities as well.
9. Henry Ford
The modern day travel is comfortable due to the revolutionary development of cars, which was a brainchild of this man name Henry Ford. Though cars were already in production, it was this man who introduced the assembly line operation to the world and thus began the revolution for cheap and affordable cars. If the assembly line operations were not there, then the idea of having to produce cars at a faster rate would have faded away back then.
8. Michelle Ferrero
Chocolates is something that tingles the taste buds of both young ones and older people alike. And that too, when these are Italian made, there are no words to say. The chocolates such as tic tacs and the nutella were introduced to the world by this man, Michelle Ferrero. He is also the richest man in Italy.
7. Steve Jobs
Fascination for technology is something that keeps us driving. And it is even more favorable when the technology is absolutely stunning. The word stunning defines apple. It is everybody’s dream to own an apple product. Steve jobs was the person behind the revolution of smart products and he was a college dropout as well. The symbolic fonts that are available in apple were a result of the calligraphy classes that he sneaked into when he was free.
6. Sheldon Adelson
Sheldon Adelson is one person whose name is not famous among the peers. Though he is not so famous, his business talks for himself. He is one person who does not give up on his businesses. He is known to be the king of real estate in many states in the United States of America. Though he has more than 50 businesses, he has both loss and profit and he learns from his mistakes.
5. Michael Dell
Dell is the industry leader in the manufacture of computers and allied components. Michael Dell is the CEO of Dell Inc. and he is currently the youngest person to be featured in the Forbes 500 list of billionaires. Dell was a dropout from college but he had the niche in business and development of computer components. He thus developed the corporation under his name and it has expanded exponentially in the past few years.
4. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is the owner of the multi-billion dollar IT and allied services firm, Oracle. Larry was also a college dropout and his determination has made sure that he grew this company to this level in this short time. He is currently the third richest man in America. He started off with a meagre number of employees in the numbers of 400. Now, the company is spread out to more than 50 countries around the globe.
3. Richard Branson
Richard Branson is one person who is known to keep his cool all the time. He is the CEO of Virgin Group of companies which owns anything and everything. There are more than 400 companies under the firm and Branson is a kind of person who thinks that nothing can be achieved without taking big risks. Branson has grown from being a Dyslexic person to being a billionaire in the later stages of his life.
2. Mark Zuckerberg
In this age of Social networking, Zuckerberg is probably the father of social networking. He coded the micro-blogging site “The Facebook” out of his college dorm and then went on to create the world’s largest social media platform, Facebook. There are more that 250 million active users on facebook as of now and he eventually had to drop out of college to manage the website.
1. Bill Gates
When it comes to home desktops and computers, the man who revolutionized it is definitely Bill Gates. Bill Gates is definitely the world’s best coder turned entrepreneur turned philanthropist. Every year, Gates and Melinda foundation churns out millions of dollars to people who are in need of money and care. Yet, Gates is the richest man in the world after all the donations are made.