15 Successful Entrepreneurs who didn’t go & why.
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College Mandatory? How many times were you told to make sure you worked hard in high school so you could go to college and get a good career job? Okay, maybe not all of you got nagged about it, but probably a good portion of today’s generation of adults did.
It’s natural to wonder “Is college really necessary?”. A college degree, as many have found, is no guarantee of a job, starting your career. On the other hand, there are many successful entrepreneurs who didn’t need their college education and become millionaires anyway. Here are fifteen (15) of them, both contemporary and from the past, in alphabetical order.
· Mary Kay Ash. The founder of Mary Kay Inc. started a Cosmetics business. While she didn’t have a college degree or any training, she successfully created a brand known throughout the world. To date, nearly half a million women have started Mary Kay businesses, selling cosmetics. Their faith in the Mary Key company is unwavering.
· Richard Branson, is best known for his thrill seeking spirit & outrageous business tactics. He dropped out of HS at the age of 16 and started his first successful business venture, Student Magazine. He started & runs Virgin-branded companies (including Virgin Mobile & Virgin Atlantic Airway in USA).
· Coco Chanel. An orphan for many years, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel trained as a seamstress. Determined to do things her way, she threw out the ideas that the fashion world deemed feminine, boldly using fabric & styles normally reserved for men. A perfume bearing her name, Chanel No. 5 kept her name famous.
· Simon Cowell. started in a mailroom for a music publishing company. He has since become an Artist & Repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the UK, and a television producer and judge for major including American Idol.
· Michael Dell. With $1,000, dedication and desire, he skipped classes at age 19 to start building PC’s in his college Dorm room. He was so successful that Dell Computer became the most profitable PC manufacturer in the world. In 1996,
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