Self-Made Tech Billionaires Who Dropped Out of College


Paul Allen

Paul Allen, along with Bill Gates, is the co-founder of Microsoft. Both Paul and Bill went to Lakeside school, but Paul went on to attend the University of Washington before dropping out to work as a programmer.


Paul was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and resigned from the company in 1983. He passed away in 2018. His net worth was estimated at over $19 billion.