A college degree isn’t required to become successful in life. So who are the most successful individuals who never graduated college? We made a list.

1. Bill Gates

Dropped out at 19 – Net Worth $86 billion

The founder of microsoft dropped out of Harvard after 2 short years to start Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen.

2. Amancio Ortega

Dropped out at 14 – Net Worth $71 billion

Amancio founded his own company producing quality yet affordable garments and opened his first retail store in 1975 and he quickly expanded his business from there.

3. Larry Ellison

Dropped out at 20 – Net Worth $54.5 billion

Larry Ellison made most of his money through Oracle. Oracle is a multionational technology corporation with multiple software products and over 100.000 employees worlwide. Larry also bought his own island in Hawaii and called it ‘Larry Ellison Island’.

4. Li Ka Shing

Dropped out at 15 – Net Worth $35.3 billion

Li Ka Shing dropped out at just 15 years old to start selling watch bands. The money he made from selling watch bands he invested in building a huge business empire in multiple industries.

5. Mark Zuckerberg

Dropped out at 19 – Net Worth $32.5 billion

You probably already know how Mark made so much money. If not, Mark is the founder of the most popular social network in the world: Facebook.

6. Michael Dell

Dropped out at 19 – Net Worth $18.7 billion

Michael started selling upgrades for pc’s from his dorm and eventually got a license to start bidding on (large) contracts.

7. Steve Jobs

Dropped out at 21 – Net Worth $10.2 billion

Steve Jobs revolutionized every industry he entered. Best known as co-founder of Apple Inc. he was also chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios.

8. Dustin Moskovitz

Dropped out at 21 – Net Worth $8.4 billion

Youngest self-made billionaire in history Dustin was Zuckerberg’s roommate in college and joined Facebook as the third employee. Dustin left Facebook in 2008 to start his own software firm called Asana.

9. Jan Koum

Dropped out at 20 – Net Worth $7 billion

Jan founded a mobile messaging platform called WhatsApp which he sold to Facebook for $19 billion. He got to keep a cool $6.8 billion himself.