Top 20 Successful People Who Never Graduated College

Many kids and even adults are ingrained with the idea that you need to have a college degree in order to get a good job and make money. While that may be true for some people and some jobs, it certainly is not true for everyone. Some of the most successful people in the world did it without finishing college. Here’s a list of some of the richest people without a diploma and how they did it.

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1. Bill Gates – $80 billion

Bill Gates is one of the most recognizable and well known billionaires on the planet, largely because he is the wealthiest person in the world. He attended Harvard, but dropped out when his friend encouraged him to co-found Microsoft. Their new company started by developing a BASIC interpreter for Altair. Microsoft BASIC was a huge success, and the company continued to write programming language software for other systems.

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