Kids are taught that education is the key to success. Somehow, something went wrong and there are dropouts who are now bosses of graduates from reputable schools. Here are the ten most successful dropouts.
10. Not too soft. Two years away from graduation, Paul Allen decided to ditch Washington State University and deal with the real thing. His main gig was to co-found Microsoft with Bill Gates, with some extras including owning different professional sports team, being a stakeholder in different technology and media companies like Dreamworks Studios, and real estate.
9. A-lister. An A-lister who was probably denied of at least a grade of A, George Clooney failed to secure a diploma from his two colleges, University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. However the actor has a long list of blockbusters, women, and money under his belt. Clooney also has an A+ heart when it comes to helping people who are in need through his charity work.
8. Like a Virgin. No one would guess that Richard Branson quitted school when he was just 16. It led to the conception of Virgin. It is an umbrella company that includes Virgin Records and many other international companies.
7. Life’s a joke. Woody Allen was kicked out of New York University and City College of New York. This event led him to settle in writing jokes for famous personalities. Aside from writhing jokes, he also became a director, an actor, a comedian, and author, and a playwright.
6. The Oracle. Lawrence Ellison failed to take the final examinations when his adoptive mother died. He was said to be a bright student. The only problem is that he can be inattentive. He left the University of Illinois and became the co-founder of the software company, Oracle Corporation.
5. Yeah, Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright decided to choose apprenticeship over diploma. Being an apprentice of the Father of Modernism, he was an architect with more than 500 works including the Falling Water and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
4. Dell is used. Michael Dell left University of Texas and chose to run his computer company which he founded while he was studying. This computer company is later known as Dell, Inc.
3. Moving on to Jobs. Steve Jobs had to leave Reed College just six months after he started. This is because of financial matters. However, he founded Apple. Ipod and Ipad users express their respect for Jobs when he passed away. He also founded NeXT Computer and Pixar, the famous animation company.
2. On your Mark. Mark Zuckerberg decided to quit school and focus all his time and attention to his social networking sites. Although there had been issues about the site’s ownership, he is legally the owner of Facebook which was originally aimed for the use of college students from different universities and colleges.
Bill Gates was supported by his parents when he told them that he wanted to quit Harvard. He started his own company with Paul Allen which turned out to be the biggest computer company ever, which is Microsoft.