Top 10 successful university drop-outs
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For many third years, this time of year is a bit like being in limbo: university is technically over and the past three years of your life boil down to a number or two separated by a semi-colon. It can be daunting looking at job applications that require a 2:1 or above, but we here at TNS don’t think that a grade should define how successful your future should be. So we compiled a list of famous millionaires and billionaires who weren’t so successful at university to inspire you. Steve Jobs: He dropped out of Reed University after six months and then went on to co-found Apple Inc and Pixar Animation studios. Think iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad. Think Monsters Inc, Toy story, Finding Nemo. He did all this with only 6 months of higher education behind him; think what you can do with those three years that you have under your belt Mark Zuckerberg: Jesse Eisenberg played him in a critically acclaimed Oscar nominated movie. This Harvard University drop-out is the co-founder of a little website called Facebook which as of May 2012 has over 900 million active users. Not bad for ‘fun’ project he started in his dorm room. Bill Gates: You may have heard of him -he created Microsoft. He also used to be the richest guy in the world and although someone else now owns that title, as of this year, he is worth $61.3 billion, a 9.2% increase from last year. Not bad for a Harvard dropout.
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