NEW research reveals that three drop-outs from Harvard University are now worth a combined $300bn plus.
Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz all dropped out of Harvard, giving the prestigious university an overall combined drop-out net worth of $307,850,000,000.
After studying the educational histories of the world’s billionaire’s list, the study looks at the 10 richest university drop-outs in history.
The 10 Richest University Drop-Outs in History
|Rank||Drop-Out||Estimated Net Worth||University|
|1||Bill Gates||$149bn||Harvard University|
|2||Mark Zuckerberg||$129bn||Harvard University|
|3||Larry Page||$117bn||University of Michigan|
|4||Larry Ellison||$101bn||Illinois University|
|5||Amancio Ortega (founder of Zara)||$74.7bn||School|
|6||Michael Dell||$49bn||Texas University|
|7||Li Ka Shing||$34bn||School|
|8||Dustin Moskovitz||$20.9bn||Harvard University|
|9||Jack Dorsey||$13.7bn||Missouri University of Science and Technology|
|10||Jan Koum||$13.2bn||San Jose University|
Bill Gates: estimated net worth $149bn
Gates actually dropped out of Harvard University twice — both times to focus on his burgeoning software company. It’s now worth over $300 bn.
Mark Zuckerberg: estimated net worth $129bn
Another Havard drop-out comes in second place. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left the prestigious college in 2005 to focus on growing his company. The social media behemoth that Facebook has become was started while Zuckerberg was still a student, so his time at Harvard was not wasted.
Larry Page: estimated net worth $117bn
Page graduated, but dropped-out of the University of Michigan. His net worth is just over half of the value of the company he founded.