Referring to Bill Gates, people often remember this as a philanthropist, a billionaire who dropped out of college in the middle of college, started his own company to create a globally famous technology company, and on his tenth owns billions of dollars. Thirty first.
The school Bill Gates dropped out of is Harvard University, which always tops the world rankings. His academic prowess is also not ordinary, Bill Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973 with an SAT score (the standardized test for admission to some universities in the United States) of 1590/1600.
Gates went to Harvard in 1973, but dropped out two years later to found Microsoft. His successes at Microsoft made him the richest man in the world for a long time. He currently has a fortune of $129 billion, according to the Forbes list, the fourth richest in the world.
Although he did not complete his degree from Harvard, Bill Gates received an honorary doctorate from the school in 2007.
Another tech billionaire who also dropped out of Harvard is Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg. The social network Facebook was founded in Mark’s dorm room at Harvard.
After the success of Facebook, Mark decided to drop out of school in Year 2 to invest in his tech kid. By the end of 2004, Facebook had attracted 1 million users and is now one of the largest social networks in the world.
According to the Forbes ranking, Mark ranks 15th among the richest people in the world with a total wealth of USD 67.3 billion.
The legend of Apple used to attend Reed University, America’s top art school. He dropped out of school after only one semester due to financial problems. Shortly after, Steve also got bored with his job, he decided to start Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak in his garage. To date, Apple has become an empire in both computers and phones. At the time of Steve Jobs’s death, his net worth was estimated at $10.2 billion.
Jack Dorsey is one of the founders of Twitter. He attended Missouri University of Science and Technology for two years before transferring to New York University. However, Dorsey only lived here for about 2 years and then stopped to find Twitter.
According to the list of the richest people in the world, Jack Dorsey was in 418th place, with a fortune of $6.1 billion.
He is the founder, chairman and CEO of the famous computer company of the same name Dell, one of the largest computer companies in the world.
Dell showed a passion for the computer business from an early age, but to please his parents, who aspired to be doctors, he studied pre-med at the University of Texas in 1983. After only a year of studying, Dell realized the potential. Due to his great prowess in the computer market, he decided to drop out of school to start a company called PCs Limited.
He ranks 24th on the Forbes Billionaires list with a net worth of $55.1 billion.
The co-founder and former CEO of Uber Technologies studied at UCLA, but dropped out in 1998 to work for a peer-to-peer search engine company called Scour. He then opened his own software company and became the CEO of Uber in 2010. Kalanick’s fortune is currently estimated at $2.8 billion.
The owner of the software company Oracle has even stopped studying twice. He enrolled at the University of Illinois in 1962, but dropped out in sophomore year. In 1966 he continued his studies at the University of Chicago, but dropped out after a semester.
Since the 1970s, Ellison and his associates have been working on a project to build a database for the United States Intelligence Service (CIA), which was called Oracle. This is also the beginning of a software engineering company that later became the second largest software giant in the world after Microsoft.
He held the role of CEO of Oracle for many years before gradually retiring as chairman and now serves as Chief Technology Officer.