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Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 11:48am On Apr 28, 2013
Our parents encourage us to finish schooling so we could have a better life in the future. This has been the pattern of heritage being passed on from generation to generation. There is no doubt that studying would help everyone to fight illiteracy, and achieve the kind of life that everyone dreams. However, according to history, there are people who never finished any degree, and even skipped classes just because they have other things that they want to pursue in life. Who would have thought that these people would one day exceed not just comfortable life, but would even be part of the top 10 school dropout billionaires in the world? Get to know the path, struggles, and success that they trudged in order to reach the state of being known, popular, and enjoying the abundance of life.
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 11:50am On Apr 28, 2013
10. Puthan Neduvakkatt Chenthamaraksha Menon

He is commonly known as PNC Menon who founded the Sobha Developers Limited, where he also serves as Chairman Emeritus. He holds the fifth position as the richest Indian who is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council that has a total asset of $1.25 billion. His mindset is a natural heritage that he acquired from his father who was also a businessman. Despite that he lost his father at an early age, and dropped from his college course at Sree Kerala Varma College, he sustained himself by putting an interior decoration business. He is one of the trending topics in the business world now after he expressed his desire to donate to charity, half of his wealth, but it’s innate to him to be involved in philanthropic works, and he has been donating to different charity institutions for years.

Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 11:53am On Apr 28, 2013
9. Subhash Chandra
This 62-year old media mogul in India has a total net worth of $2.9 billion. He got that title when he launched the channel Zee TV in 1992 that became the private news channel later on. He received various award in the entrepreneurship, and has been consistent in Forbes list of richest people in the world. He ceased to attend school when he was 12 years old, but at age 19, he was already in rice trading, and even managed his own vegetable oils. He experienced all the hardships and toils in life since he also grew up in a small village in India. In fact, his family had incurred huge amount of debts that put him to a situation that he had to drop from his college course and started working. After he moved to Mumbai, he established a business related to packaging unit making laminated tubes, which in turn became the world’s largest producer of tubes, which is popularly known today as Essel Propack.

Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 11:59am On Apr 28, 2013
8. Shahid Balwa
He is another billionaire from India who is included in the top 10 youngest billionaires in the world today. He dropped out from college and chose to run the hotel business of his family. His family moved to Mumbai where they established a restaurant business. This is also where the hotel business of family begun. Shahid natural passion in business opened a wonderful partnership with Vinod Goenka from the DB Realty and DB Etisalat a known telecom outfit. From that time forward, the fortune of his earnings increased in the field of real estate, which placed him to one of self-made billionaires in the world.

Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 12:02pm On Apr 28, 2013
7. Vinod Goenka
partner of Shahid Balwa in the DB Realty, who is also included in this list of dropout billionaires. He became known in the real estate development, where he gets the abundance of his life, and the luxuries that he enjoys along with his family and kids. He is from Mumbai, but he chose to stop attending school and instead help his father in the small construction company that he owns. Through his efforts, this small company did expand and it has grown into a Dynamic Group that also handles dairy business. His partnership with Balwa’s Realty did boost their family’s business.

Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 12:02pm On Apr 28, 2013
6. Gautam Adani
billionaire from India and rank number 437 in Forbes list of Billionaires. He owns the Adani Group that focuses in coal trading, power generation, coal mining, gas distribution, oil & gas exploration, and multi-modal logistics. He has seven siblings, and the turn of events in his life took place when his family moved to Gujarat in order to find better livelihood. Within the short span of time, his father’s business has grown, but Gautam Adani moved to Mumbai, where he played his luck by opening an innings, where he humbly worked as a diamond sorter, then two years after he founded a diamond brokerage business with a trading set-up. In just a year, he earned a million, and this happened during the 80s. His successful path continued where he had other sorts of opportunities to expand and acquire businesses.

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 12:03pm On Apr 28, 2013
5. Michael Dell
Known to be the CEO and the very name behind Dell computers and laptops all over the world, Michael Dell has been named as the 41st richest person in the world. He even has a net worth of over $1.9 billion. Even before the days when the Dell name was famous in the computing world, he had already been selling upgrade kits being used for computers in his college days at the University of Texas in Austin, even though he is taking a pre-medical course. For someone taking up medical courses, he was even able to bag a deal of being a licensed vendor of computers, even if he did not have his own computer store. In May 1984, the Dell Computer Store was well on its way, making hundreds of thousands of dollars with PC upgrades, components, accessories, and more, with his schooling ended up hanging due to his business success.

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 12:05pm On Apr 28, 2013
4. Lawrence Ellison
Larry Ellison is the co-founder and current CEO of the worldwide enterprise software producer and networking solutions provider, Oracle Corporation. To date, he is the third richest man in the world, having a net worth of over $41 billion, already including his stocks ownership of the company. He lived a life of sorrow, being given away by his real mother to his aunt and uncle for adoption, when he was only nine months old, being sick with pneumonia. When he was in college, he was not able to finish his second year due to his adoptive mother’s death, not taking up his final exams during the said school year. During one summer after that event, he was able to attend the University of Chicago where he encountered computer design and began from there, focusing on his career instead of his education.

Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 12:05pm On Apr 28, 2013
3. Steve Jobs
A celebrated innovator and genius, taking the name of Apple Inc to its prime state, Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs took the computer age in a revolution that became a benchmark of its many competitors where technologies like graphical user interfaces, the mouse, and even smartphones have been a staple in the computer world. He also became the co-founder of the famous animation studios, Pixar. It was during in his leadership in Apple that the names iMac, iPod, iPhone, the iPad, iTunes, The App Store, and even Apple Retail Stores came into light, all coming from his visionary ideals of pioneering a generation that changed the face of computing and mobile interaction forever. When he entered Reed College in Oregon, his parents Paul and Clara could not afford such expensive education. He decided to drop school due to such costs and he lived a life that depended on returning coke bottles for money, and eating free food in a temple. But who could even imagine that such a brilliant mind took toll of such challenges in life?

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 12:06pm On Apr 28, 2013
2. Mark Zuckerberg
The name of Mark Zuckerberg is now associated with the world-famous social networking site, Facebook, although there are five of them that first discovered the site in Harvard. He is actually the current CEO and chairman of Facebook Inc, and his personal net worth of over $9.4 billion. Being excited with the results of his programming in creating the Harvard-exclusive social network called HarvardConnection.com, he dropped out of class in his quest to perfect the existing codes, and develop the mainframe of the other program into a system that is exclusively his, with Facebook.

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 12:07pm On Apr 28, 2013
1. Bill Gates
Just like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates is also a student at Harvard University that decided to drop out of school in his desire to creating a company of his own, together with Paul Allen, knowing that their success was on the way with the successful release of the MITS Altair 8800, while working at Honeywell. The implementation of MITS only indicated that with the partnership in place, they could create their own systems and face the market with new offerings in mind. This was the time when Microsoft was created, with the promise of changing the face of computing for good. Due to his business, he was consistently named as one of the richest people in the world, even being the wealthiest for so many years since 1995.

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by asha80(m): 12:22pm On Apr 28, 2013
how come most of them are indians?

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by egift(m): 1:33pm On Apr 28, 2013
Attending school and acquiring Education is only aimed to give you the knowledge that will help you make wise decisions in life and in any particular profession you choose to pursue.

But being successful mainly depends on your determination to harness your God-given ability, set personal goals and how persistent you are. The knowledge you have acquired will greatly help you to make an informed decision that gets better result.

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by Nobody: 1:43pm On Apr 28, 2013
College is a scam ooo but you gotta play the game because in Africa there is a disease called "diploma-tacy" or title-logy you are only respected if you have a PhD etc ... That's if you are not billionaire or from a billionaire family
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by Nobody: 2:18pm On Apr 28, 2013
wow! Wonderful thread i love it cameroonpride ,thanks alot .

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by ednut1: 2:23pm On Apr 28, 2013
drop out na

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by ba7man(m): 2:35pm On Apr 28, 2013
WARNING: This thread is no excuse to drop out of school.

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by Nobody: 2:39pm On Apr 28, 2013
WARNING: no one will say 'go hang urself' until u waste ur time and eventually become a failure.
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by Joavid(f): 2:44pm On Apr 28, 2013
asha 80: how come most of them are indians?
my tot exactly. anyway destinies are different so i dnt advice anyone to dropout of skul
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by Tolexander(m): 2:51pm On Apr 28, 2013
See the picture below!

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by berem(f): 2:53pm On Apr 28, 2013
ba7man: WARNING: This thread is no excuse to drop out of school.
lol! you can say that again. but it's not compulsory for everyone to go to school abi? grin
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by ba7man(m): 3:03pm On Apr 28, 2013
berem: lol! you can say that again. but it's not compulsory for everyone to go to school abi? grin
True talk my sister, if everybody leave school.....Who go come dey School??
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by Nobody: 3:32pm On Apr 28, 2013
ba7man: True talk my sister, if everybody leave school.....Who go come dey School??
it nt a neccessity to go to school .thus, if u go to sch or nt ur destiny is ur destiny.what u re destined to be ,ll be
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by ba7man(m): 3:40pm On Apr 28, 2013
purebarbie: it nt a neccessity to go to school .thus, if u go to sch or nt ur destiny is ur destiny.what u re destined to be ,ll be
I totally agree with you...Getting knowledge on your field of interest is what's important. It might be in a training institute, Being an Aprentice or just reading....Its all education.

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by spywareczar(m): 8:46am On Apr 29, 2013
Tolexander: See the picture below!
"LMAO so hard grin grin
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by Scarpon(m): 9:31am On Apr 29, 2013
hard work really pays
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by KokoBeware: 9:38am On Apr 29, 2013
I dont think its about leaving school.... remember we cant count the people that left school and became billionaires... do you know the number that left school and are now on the streets.....??

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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by lifestyle1(m): 10:00am On Apr 29, 2013
wink
 
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by Vicotex(m): 10:04am On Apr 29, 2013
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Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by lifestyle1(m): 10:06am On Apr 29, 2013
ba7man: WARNING: This thread is no excuse to drop out of school.

And will i be guaranteed riches if i graduate from college ? undecided
Re: Top 10 Billionaires That Dropped Out Of School by zangiff(m): 10:06am On Apr 29, 2013
it shows life is good for those with visions and zeal to achieve greatness

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