Bill Gates enrolled at Harvard but left early, without a degree, to co-found “Micro-Soft”. Today, Gates has once again topped the Forbes list of “The World’s Richest People” continually since 1995. One of Bill Gates homes has a property tax of over $1 million dollars.
Paul Allen- Estimated net worth: $18.0 billion
Paul Allen was the one who convinced Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard in order to start Microsoft. Allen befriended Bill Gates while they were both attending a private school in Seattle. Allen went on to attend Washington State University, but dropped out after two years. The two co-founded the company in 1975. In addition to more than 100 million shares of Microsoft, Allen owns 12 professional sports teams, plenty of real estate, and has stakes in dozens of technology and media companies such as Dreamworks Studios.
Ralph Lauren- Estimated net worth: $3.6 billion
Ralph Lauren studied business for two years at Baruch College but never graduated. He wont in his high school year book, he wanted to be a millionaire. In 2006, Ralph Lauren had a net income of $300 million. His vision began with “neck ties”.
Steve Jobs- Estimated net worth: 5.7 billion
Steve Jobs attended college for only one semester before dropping out. In addition to being the CEO of Apple Inc, In 2007, he was chosen as Fortune Magazine’s most powerful businessman.
Larry Ellison- Estimated net worth: 18.4 billion
In 1977, Larry Ellison put up $2,000 to start what would become Oracle Corporation, the world’s second-largest software company and make him a billionaire. Ellison briefly attended the University of Illinois then a brief stunt at the University of Chicago, but didn’t receive a degree from either. Today he is known for his extravagant lifestyle. He owns a 450 ft, $200 million yacht, exotic cars including a McLaren F1, over a dozen multi-million dollar estates in California, and several jets, which he is licensed to pilot himself.
Michael Dell- Estimated net worth: 17.2 billion
Michael Dell recently donated $50 million to the University he never graduated from. Dell started a computer company called PCs Limited while attending the University of Texas at Austin. It became successful enough that Dell dropped out of school to operate it, and the company eventually became Dell, Inc, with revenues of $57.4 billion in 2007.
Kirk Kerkorian- Estimated net worth: 18.0 billion
Kirk Kerkorian builds and develops property, currently Kerkorian has a large stake in all of the following Las Vegas hotels: Bellagio, Excaliber, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, New York-New York, Circus Circus, The Mirage, and more. Kerkorian dropped out of school in the 8th grade. In 1962, he bought 80 acres of land along the Las Vegas strip for just under $1 million, and he continued making his fortune from buying and developing properties in Las Vegas. Impressive for someone not graduating from high school.