1. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs may have attended college, but he never finished. After only attending one semester, he went on to work for Atari before eventually starting the multi-billion dollar empire that is Apple.
2. Richard Branson
Not only did high achiever Richard Branson not attend college, but he also dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to start his first successful business venture, Student Magazine. The multi-billionaire is now most famous for The Virgin brand, which includes everything from music to spaceships.
3. Frank Lloyd Wright
You may be able to study architecture in school, but when you truly have a gift, a degree is just a piece of paper. School was not his strong suit, as Frank Lloyd Wright never even attended to high school.
4. Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray has no formal training in culinary arts, so her introduction to television by Oprah Winfrey was like winning the lottery.
5. Michael Dell
With a vision and desire to succeed, Michael Dell dropped out of college at the age of 19 to start the company PC’s Limited, now known as Dell, Inc. We all know how this one turned out.
6. Walt Disney
Walt Disney is without a doubt the most famous member of the 16 club. Dropping out of high school, Walt followed his dreams and created what would become one of the most successful companies in history.
7. Milton Hershey
The next time you crave a Hershey bar, think of Milton. With only a fourth grade education, this chocolate king started the Hershey empire, the first chocolate to be marketed nationally.
8. Bill Gates
You probably can’t think of computers without the name Bill Gates coming to mind. This software genius and self-made multi-billionaire is just another example of how college isn’t for everyone.
9. Ralph Lauren
It’s safe to say that Ralph Lauren was born with a natural entrepreneurial instinct. While in high school, he was famous for selling neckties to his fellow classmates. Although Lauren did attend two years of college, he never graduated.
10. Mark Zuckerberg
Last but not least, this face is now a household name. He impacts your life everyday, and guess what? He may have attended Harvard, but he never graduated.