Self-Made Tech Billionaires Who Dropped Out of College


Bill Gates

Bill Gates is the founder of the world’s largest software company – Microsoft. With a personal net wealth of over 81 Billion dollars, Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard after two years. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary degree from his old college, as one might expect.


Since 1987 Bill Gates has continuously ranked in one of the top positions in the Forbes Top 400 wealthiest people in the world. Bill and his wife Melinda are also philanthropists and founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.