Top 10 Richest Dropouts in the World

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No college degree? No problem! Some of the richest people in the world were college dropouts or even high school dropouts.

Based on Forbes' list of the world's billionaires, here's the top 10 richest individuals who dropped out of school or never attended college.

1) Bill Gates

Net Worth: $92.5 Billion
Source of Wealth: Microsoft
Dropped out of Harvard University

2) Mark Zuckerberg

Net Worth: $74.4 Billion
Source of Wealth: Facebook
Dropped out of Harvard University

3) Larry Ellison

Net Worth: $54.2 Billion
Source of Wealth: Oracle, software
Dropped out of University of Chicago and University of Illinois

4) Sheldon Adelson

Net Worth: $42.3 Billion
Source of Wealth: Las Vegas Sands, Casinos
Dropped out of City College of New York

5) Francois Pinault

Net Worth: $32.8 Billion
Source of Wealth: Luxury Goods
Dropped out of high school

6) Li Ka-Shing

Net Worth: $32.6 Billion
Source of Wealth: CK Hutchinson Holdings
Dropped out of high school

7) Michael Dell

Net Worth: $23.6 Billion
Source of Wealth: Dell Computers
Dropped out of University of Texas at Austin

8) Thomas Peterffy

Net Worth: $21.6 Billion
Source of Wealth: Discount Brokerage
Dropped out of New York University

9) Paul Allen

Net Worth: $20 Billion
Source of Wealth: Microsoft and Investments
Dropped out of Washington State University

10) Harold Hamm

Net Worth: $18.9 Billion
Source of Wealth: Oil and Gas
High School Diploma

Feeling inspired? Check out Salary.com’s article on the top 5 fast-growing, high-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree.

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