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Successful people who dropped out of school

Mark Zuckerberg isn't the sort of dropout who turned his life around after failing at school. This is a man who left education because he'd found what he wanted to do and had established Facebook. If you'd like a bit more background on his early years, check out the movie The Social Network.

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Steve Jobs dropped out of college after just six months. He then spent the next 18 months casually attending creative classes and sleeping on friends' floors until he got himself a job with Atari.

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Microsoft's creator Bill Gates is known as Harvard's most successful dropout. He entered Harvard in 1973 and stayed for 2 years before leaving to set up Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen.

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Microsoft's creator Bill Gates is known as Harvard's most successful dropout. He entered Harvard in 1973 and stayed for 2 years before leaving to set up Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen.

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The Inditex Group's Amancio Ortega is another successful dropout. This guy didn't even attempt college because he never finished high school.

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Ingvar Kamprad started Ikea from scratch. Did he know when he dropped out of school at the age of 17 to start the business he would one day be the owner of an international conglomerate?

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Chelsea FC's owner Roman Abramovich is known for his money but very few people know that he dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to join the Air Force. It didn't do him any harm as he now has a net worth of $9.1 billion.

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Chelsea FC's owner Roman Abramovich is known for his money but very few people know that he dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to join the Air Force. It didn't do him any harm as he now has a net worth of $9.1 billion.

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There are very few businesses that Richard Branson hasn't mastered. Well, only those that he has yet to try. The popular and successful man though didn't always have it his own way as he left school at 16 and never entered higher education.

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Michael Dell isn't as famous as Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates but he's had an equally massive influence on the personal computer through the company he created that shares his last name. Dell's parents didn't want him to drop out of school so he promised to return if he didn't sell many PCs in the summer. He sold $180,000 worth so never returned to education.

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Sheldon Adelson, an American business magnate, is another dropout done good.

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Larry Ellison, CEO Oracle, is another IT guy who read the winds of change and got out of education in order to pursue his career.

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Larry Ellison, CEO Oracle, is another IT guy who read the winds of change and got out of education in order to pursue his career.

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