from Strategic Business Stream.com 7/13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz 3/14
Is Education it? Do you feel dejected or left behind by your peers because you don’t have a Master degree or PhD? Do you see this as a limitation to achieving your dreams? Or are you in the group that thinks education is the ultimate yardstick for success? If any of these questions best describes you, then please read on. How does it sound to your ears that most of the world’s richest men and women were school drop outs? Well don’t be surprised; it’s the truth.
“I have nothing against education. But at times, education gives people false confidence. It makes people relax, trusting in the power of their certificates rather than in working hard.” – Rasaq Okoya – Nigeria’s most flamboyant business tycoon & Chairman of many companies there.
Success Stories. Today, I will be sharing with you, a brief compilation of the entrepreneurial success stories of self-made men & women; who took the bull by the horns by building a business, without being held back by the lack of a college degree. These men & women found their entrepreneurial spirit, surmounted business challenges, completed the entrepreneurial process to became successful entrepreneurs.
“I have been within the four walls of school and I have been on the street. I can confidently tell you that the street is tougher, challenging, daring, exciting & more rewarding. In school; you play alone. But on the street, you play with the big boys.” – Donald Trump
Rockefeller, Oprah, Sam Walton, Jerry Yang, Sergey Brin & Larry Page, Jeff Bezos, Pierre Omidyar, Martha Stewart, Warren Buffett, and many more. Without wasting much of your time, below is a comprehensive list of some of the world’s richest School Drop out billionaires.
“Behind every adversity is an opportunity. If you lament over the adversity, you will miss the opportunity.” – Thomas Edison
1. Bill Gates: He is the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, the world largest software company. Dropped out of Harvard to focus on building Microsoft. According to Forbes magazine, Bill Gates has held the position of the world richest man for 13 consecutive years. [Is that lucky or what? Wiz4biz].
“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” – “We were young, but we had good advice good ideas and lots of enthusiasm.” – Bill Gates
2. Thomas Edison, was labeled dumb & scatterbrained by his teachers but he went on to become one of the world’s greatest inventors + he founded General Electric; one of the most powerful companies in the world.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
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