Top 10 Very Successful College Dropouts

Article by Sumit Gulia and Yesvir Gulia, FEB 23

 

Top 10 Very Successful College Dropouts In The World

Many successful people rose to prominence, by taking the risk of dropping out of college. That does not mean dropping out is a good idea. and Imagine how Bill Gates and Steve Jobs would have ended up if the investors denied them because they had no diploma or Higher education is still a finest way to success. So what we have to the understand is that intelligence or skill cannot be judged based on education credentials. And/or we must learn to take their hard work or work commitment as an inspiration to fulfill our dreams! Here is my list of 10 very successful college dropouts in the world.

10. David Plouffe 

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David Plouffe dropped out of the University of Delaware in 1989,and seeking a full-time career in politics or returned to complete his degree in 2010.

This political strategist is famous for serving as the campaign manager for Barack Obama is 2008 successful presidential election. and Obama thanked Plouffe in his acceptance speech, and calling him “the unsung hero of this campaign who built the best political campaign,and I think, in the history of United States of America”.

9. Madonna

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Madonna dropped out of college, the University of Michigan in 1978 to move to New York City to study with Alvin Ailey for a career as a dancer.

Popularly called “The Queen of Pop”,and Madonna became a sensational solo pop singer in the 80s when the music world was dominated by male singers. and She has sold over 300 millions records worldwide or holds the Guinness World Record as the best-selling female recording artist of all time.

8. James Cameron

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James Cameron,he dropped out of Fullerton College where he was studying Physics. After leaving college,and he married a waitress or became the truck driver for the local school district.

The critically acclaimed film director is known for creating some brilliant science fiction movies which also turned out to be huge box office hits. and He won many awards for his works in the film industry, is 1 of the few film makers to win 3 Oscars in a single evening. His most famous work is 1997’s Titanic,and which became the 1st movie to earn more than US$ 1.4 billion, went on to win 12 Academy Awards of the 15 nominations received by it.

7. Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks dropped out of Sacramento State where and he was studying theatre when he got the opportunity to intern at the Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Cleveland, or Ohio.

This versatile movie actor has won the hearts of millions with his diverse roles in movies. He is only the 2nd actor in history to win back to back Oscars for Best Actor for Philadelphia or Forrest Gump.

6. Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey dropped out of Tennessee State University in 1976 to become an anchor on WTFV-TV, establish a career in media. and She later completed her degree in 1986.

Winfrey is a media proprietor, and talk show host, actress and producer or1 of the most famous philanthropists. Her net worth is US$ 2.6 billion as of 2012. and She was ranked as the Richest African-American of the 20th century, and greatest black philanthropist in history of America,He was the only black billionaire in the world for a time.

5. Ted Turner

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Ted Turner was expelled from Brown University, he was found with a girl in his dorm room which was against his college regulations.

Turner, 1 of world’s best known businessmen,He was the largest private landholder in u.s until John C. Malone outdid him in 2011.and He is the founder of the 1st 24 hour cable news channel known as CNN which revolutionized news media. and He is also the creator of the charitable Goodwill Games. Turner became popular amongst children for creating Cartoon Network, and the 1st channel which broadcasted cartoons 24 hours a day. and He is also a famous philanthropist, is notable for his US$ 1 billion gift to support United Nations causes. and He published his autobiography known as Call Me Ted in 2008.

4. Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg,He dropped out of Harvard when he was in his sophomore year to move to Silicon Valley or work full-time on developing Facebook.

He rose to prominence after he co-founded the social networking site and Facebook. As the Chairman or CEO of Facebook, Inc.and he built Facebook into the world’s largest or most popular social networking site with over a billion monthly active users. Time magazine named him “Person of the Year” in 2010.And Zuckerberg earned multi-billionaire status when he was just in his mid-twenties. And His net worth is US$ 16.7 billion as of 2013. With his idea,and Zuckerberg redefined the social media market,He connected people in an unimaginable way.

3. Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright dropped out of University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1887 or left to Chicago in search of employment.

Wright was an architect and interior designer, writer – educator. He believed in a philosophy, and he called Organic Architecture. The best example of this philosophy is his design for Fallingwater – Kaufmann Residence (1935) which has been called “the best all-time work of American Architecture”. and he Wright designed more than 1000 structures or completed 532 works. His famous works include the Fallingwater, Guggenheim Museum and Rookery Building, Park Inn Hotel, etc. He was recognized as “the greatest American architect of all time” in 1991 by American Institute of Architects.

2. Steve Jobs

Image result for Top 10 Very Successful College DropoutsSteve Jobs dropped out of Reed College just after 6 months due to excessive financial burden it caused his parents who could not afford the expensive tuition fee, were spending their life savings for their son’s higher education.

Jobs was an entrepreneur – inventor who was the co-founder and chairman, CEO of Apple Inc. As the CEO,and he supervised the development of iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple Retail Stores, iTunes Store, the App Store. He also co-founded Pixar Animation Studios and he served as chief executive of it. and He transformed the world with his creative ideas or revolutionized the computer world. and He has been described as the “Father of the Digital Revolution”.

1.Bill Gates

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Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard after his 2nd year to start a computer software company called Microsoft along with his friend Paul Allen. and The Harvard Crimson referred to him as “Harvard’s most successful dropout”.

Through technological innovation and/or combative business strategies, he or his partner Allen Microsoft as the world’s largest personal-computer software company. and Gates is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people. As of 2013, and his net worth is US$ 72.6 billion. He is 1 of the eminent entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates is also a leading philanthropist. He and his wife created Bill – Melinda Gates foundation which is largest transparently operated charitable foundation in the world.and It is estimated that Bill Gates had donated US$ 28 billion to the foundation. He also authored a few books.

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