The Wealthy College Dropout Club (PHOTOS)
Steve Jobs has stepped down as Apple Inc’s CEO, but will remain their Chairman of the Board.
There’s no official reason why Jobs resigned, but in his letter to the Board of Apple he stated that he could no longer meet his duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO.
Many are speculating that Jobs’ health played a factor in his resignation. In 2004, Jobs was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pancreas and in April of 2009 he underwent a liver transplant.
Since the late ’70s Jobs has been at the forefront of innovation, creating one of the first successful lines of personal computers the world has ever seen. Not bad for a guy that dropped out of college in 1972.
Jobs attended Reed College, a private, independent, liberal arts school in southeast Portland, Oregon.
The one thing that everyone points out in media coverage of Jobs’ resignation is that he dropped out of college, almost making it seem like dropping out is good thing, considering he went on to be the head of the most profitable company in the world.
The truth is, many others who dropped out of college did go on to become wealthy and had that drive and innovative spirit that school can’t teach. Taking that into consideration, we’re still sure that Jobs wouldn’t encourage any of his four children to drop out of school.
That said, college isn’t for everyone and it wasn’t for Jobs.
Take a look at some other millionaire and billionaire folks who kicked college to the curb because their grind was too hard.