12 Tech Billionaires Who Dropped out of College

Mark-Zuckerberg-and-Bill-Gates-MainBill Gates

$77 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of Harvard.

Success: Co-Founder of Microsoft, Major Philanthropist.

 

Larry Ellison

$39.5 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana.

Success: Founder of Oracle, A Major Software Enterprise company.

 

Sheldon Adelson

$23.3 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of City College Of New York.

Success: Sheldon Adelson is the Chairman & CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp, the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo & Convention Center.

 

Michael Dell

$14.6 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of University Of Texas, Austin.

Success: Founder of Dell Computers.

 

Paul Allen

$13.5 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of Washington State University.

Success: Co-Founder of Microsoft, owner of Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers, Major Philanthropist.

 

Mark Zuckerberg

$13.5 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of Harvard.

Success: Founder of Facebook. Youngest billionaire in history.

 

Francois Pinault

$8.7 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out Of Saint-Martin school, in Rennes.

Success: Owner of Converse Shoes, Samsonite Luggage. Majority shareholder of brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Puma.

 

Steve Jobs (R.I.P)

$8.3 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of Reed College.

Success: Founder of Apple Inc & Pixar.

 

Jack C. Taylor

$7.4 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of Washington University.

Success: Founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

 

Micky Arison

$5.9 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of University Of Miami.

Success: CEO of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise operator and owner of the NBA’s Miami Heat.

 

Ralph Lauren

$5.8 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of Baruch College.

Success: Founder of Ralph Lauren Clothing.

 

David Geffen

$5.1 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of University Of Texas, Austin.

Success: Record executive, founder of Asylum Records and one of the three founders of DreamWorks.

 

Ronald Wayne Burkle

$3.2 Billion

 

 

 

 

 

Education: Dropped out of California State Polytechnic.

Success: Supermarket magnate, Invested in Sean John (Diddy’s Clothing Line) & American Apparel.