List of college dropout billionaires

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This list of college-dropout billionaires is based (where not otherwise noted) on an annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people compiled and published by Forbes magazine on March 11, 2009.[1] The list does not include heads of state whose wealth is tied to their position (see List of heads of state and government by net worth). College dropout refers to a person who has dropped out from a college or university before completing his/her degree. Some of the world's most famous and richest billionaires are college dropouts. The combined net worth of these dropouts is USD 246 billion.[2] This list is not exhaustive.

The average net worth of billionaires who dropped out of college, $9.4 billion, is approximately triple that of billionaires with Ph.D.s, $3.2 billion. Even if one removes Bill Gates, who left Harvard University and is now worth $66.0 billion, college dropouts are worth $5.3 billion on average, compared to those who finished only bachelor's degrees, who are worth $2.9 billion. According to a recent report from Cambridge-based Forrester Research, 20% of America's millionaires never attended college.[3]

List of college-dropout billionaires[edit]

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  5. ^ "#158 Mark Zuckerberg – The Forbes 400 Richest Americans 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  6. ^ "#4 Lawrence Ellison – The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  7. ^ "#25 Michael Dell – The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  8. ^ "#937 Marc Rich". Forbes.com. 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
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  10. ^ "#397 Gautam Adani – The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  11. ^ "#462 Micky Jagtiani". Forbes.com. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  12. ^ "#937 Shahid Balwa". Forbes.com. 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  13. ^ "#647 Subhash Chandra – The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  14. ^ "#49 Vinod Goenka". Forbes.com. 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
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  16. ^ "#897 PNC Menon". Forbes.com. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  17. ^ "#51 Roman Abramovich – The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  18. ^ "#12 Sheldon Adelson". Forbes.com. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  19. ^ "#10 Amancio Ortega – The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  20. ^ "#132 Donald Newhouse – The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  21. ^ "#60 Francois Pinault & family – The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  22. ^ "#40 Jack Taylor & family – The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  23. ^ "#110 David Geffen – The World's Billionaires 2009". Forbes.com. 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  24. ^ "Business Dunia". Business Dunia. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  25. ^ "Henry Fok, The World's Richest People". Forbes.com. 2006-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  26. ^ "#37 Ralph Lauren". Forbes.com. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  27. ^ "#64 Mohammed Al Amoudi". Forbes. 2010-03-10. 
  28. ^ "#113 Stanley Ho". Forbes.com. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  29. ^ #1268 Forbes Billionaires
  30. ^ #353 Forbes Billionaires
  31. ^ #792 Forbes Billionaires
  32. ^ "Sheldon Solow". Forbes. September 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Stef Wertheimer". Forbes. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Stef Wertheimer". Knesset. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Hiroshi Yamauchi". Forbes. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  36. ^ "Evan Williams". Forbes. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 

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