US News Success Stories: From School Dropout to Millionaire

09:55  25 november  2020
09:55  25 november  2020 Source:   finanzen.net

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A college degree is not necessarily synonymous with success; other factors such as intelligence, shrewdness and, last but not least, luck are also responsible for a person's career. We introduce you to ten millionaires who never graduated from university or even never graduated from school and are still rich and successful today.

Milton Hershey

Milton Hershey was barely reading and doing the most basic arithmetic problems when he decided to drop out of school at the age of nine. With the grand plan in mind of founding a chocolate empire one day, he completed an apprenticeship as a pastry chef. When he was just 19 years old, he founded a caramel company and Hershey's was born. In 1900, he finally sold the company for a whopping 18 million US dollars, going from high school to millionaire.

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Dave Thomas

When he was 15, Dave Thomas left school to work full time in a fast food restaurant. Although his mother did not like this step and she doubted his decision, he managed to make a career. In 1969 he founded his first Wendy's Diner and today the chain operates more than 6,700 restaurants with sales of 2.8 billion US dollars in the second quarter of 2019. Thomas, on the other hand, was plagued by the guilty conscience that it is a bad example for the younger generation could represent, since he was successful despite dropping out of school, so he decided at the age of 60 to finally catch up with his school leaving certificate. So he successfully graduated nine years before his death.

David Karp

After his parents separated, David Karp decided not to finish school at the age of 17. He began his career without a high school diploma as an intern with Fred Seibert at the animation company Frederator Studios, where he built the studio's first blogging platform and designed, wrote and edited the first internet video network, Channel Frederator. In 2006, he started work on a microblogging website that started as Tumblr and went online in February 2007. In 2013 it was announced that Yahoo! buys Tumblr for $ 1.1 billion and Karp remains CEO of the company. He has since left the company and can sit back and relax with an estimated fortune of over $ 200 million.

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This high school dropout bloomed into a Silicon Valley legend, founding the likes of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, Healtheon and Shutterfly. In recent years he started a real estate company in South Florida with Tom Jermoluk, another Shutterfly investor.

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Hyman Golden

Hymen Golden also decided at a young age to drop out of school and go his own way, far from studies and certificates. He brought two friends on board and together they founded a small fruit juice company in 1972. Before that, after dropping out of school at the age of 15, he got by with military service and window cleaning jobs. But the small company grew rapidly and is now known as " Dr. Pepper Snapple Group ". The company heralded a more diverse and innovative beverage industry in the United States and Golden made more than $ 100 million with Snapple when it was finally sold in 1994.

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Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is an indispensable part of the series of millionaires without a degree - just like his success story. He was 20 years old when he decided to change something in his life. After that, Zuckerberg simply had no more time for his studies when he and Dustin Moskovitz finally came up with the idea of ​​a social network. In 2009 he was the youngest living self-made billionaire in the world thanks to Facebook . Today he has a fortune of over 70 billion US dollars and his then girlfriend Priscilla Chan is now his wife and mother of his children.Redaktion finanzen.net

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