So most top tech billionaires in silicon valley all have one thing in common, and that the fact that they all dropped out of college to pursue their dreams.
This doesn’t mean that everyone who quit school to pursue their dreams actually succeeds. There are those who did it and are now regretting.
Today we’re gonna be looking at some of the Tech Dons who actually dropped out of college to pursue their careers and actually made it big. (Get ready to be shocked)
Let start off with Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of the world’s most popular social media platform Facebook.The whole Facebook ideas started in Mark Zuckerberg dorm at Havard, when Mark created a program that compares the attractiveness of different students at the school and was called FaceMash then.
Unknowingly to Mark Zuckerberg FaceMash grew bigger than ever imagined, so big that it caused their school’s server to overload and crash.
Seeing the massive growth of FaceMash, Mark Zuckerberg took the bold step and decided to drop out of Harvard to build his empire. Well luckily for him after some turns here and there with some claiming to own the idea and all that, FaceMash which now known as Facebook has grown to be the biggest Social network in the world with more than 2 billion people registered.
Jack Dorsey is the brains behind another huge social platform, Twitter. Jack Dorsey dropped out of NYU to also build Twitter which was criticized by many back then.
Now Twitter has become a platform for everyone from celebrities to Tycoons to even Presidents.
Sean Parker is the founder of Napster, the program that helps in transferring files of various kinds from music to videos, It also supports streaming of digital media.
Sean Parker was known for his quirky ways although he was a genius but also a hacker. He was known during his teenagers year for hacking into big companies and organizations.
He dropped out of college to build Napster and also went on to put his hacking skills to good use by working for some big companies.
Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company and he is also the second richest man in the world.
Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard in his second year to grow Microsoft into what it is right now. Together with his wife Melinda Gates, they now run the biggest privately owned charity organization in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Larry Ellison is the man behind the famous software Oracle. When Larry Ellison was a student his mother passed away, after her passing he dropped out and went to work from one job to another before finally learning programming and building the Oracle software.
Michael Dell is the founder of the Dell computer Cooperation, he has always had a thing for computers right from when he was little.
He studied biology at the University of Texas but knowing that computers were his true calling, Michael dropped out to begin building and selling computers and later on founded the Dell Computer Corporation.
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