There’s a saying that hard work beats university degree and talent when university degree and talent don’t work hard, these billionaires are true and living testimony of that adage.
There’s every likelihood to cast your mind on the well educated when you think of a billionaire, the truth is a good percentage of the well heeled echelon of the society only graduated high school.
The following individuals are examples which prove that if you work hard, regardless of your circumstance, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.
David Karp, 30. ($1 Billion)
Born in 1986, He is the founder of blogging site Tumblr which was bought by Yahoo for $1.1 bn. At the age of 22 in 2009, Forbes had his net worth at $250,000,000.
He was a high school dropout at age 15.
Ted Turner, 78. ($2.5bn)
When Ted Turner got expelled from University for sneaking a girl into his dorm room, he vowed never to return back to school. The best way to pay back his naysayers he envisaged was to go on and own CNN.
He is the biggest private landowner in the United States with 2 million acres to his name.
Richard Branson, 66. ($5.1bn)
He never went to university, Instead after graduating high school he chose to open a record store, Virgin Records. He has since transformed the Virgin brand to a global empire with fingers on every pie from flights to hot air balloons.
Ralph Lauren, 77. ($8.1bn)
One of the most stylishly dressed human beings in the world. If you don’t know the name and face then you must certainly be living in another planet if you don’t know his brand.
He grew up in the rough streets of Bronx, New York and dropped out of business school to pursue fashion and the rest as they say is history.
John Paul Dejoria, 73. ($3.1bn)
From homeless to yachts and caviar, John Paul Dejoria never finished high school instead he was fixated to starting his hair care line which birthed the billion dollar Paul Mitchell hair care products.
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