Sep 19, 2022
We frequently read or heard stories about billionaires who left college early to start successful businesses, everyone from Steve Jobs and Michael Dell to Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. In actuality, the proportion of college dropouts on the billionaire list is abnormally high. Although all of these success stories are outlandish, they have one thing in common: they all took place in western nations, specifically America. Not only does this make the path simpler because there are more opportunities, but it also means that the consequences of failing are not as severe. In the worst case, you can just work as a burger flipper at McDonald's and make ends meet. However, considering the fierce competition for even entry-level positions in many Asian nations like India, if you don't succeed with your business and don't have a degree, you very well may wind up homeless. Despite this, an Indian man by the name of Gautam Adani was prepared to leave both high school and college in order to pursue his aspirations. And just this week, Gautam overtook Jeff Bezos to overtake him as the second-richest person in the world. So, this is how a college dropout ended up being the richest guy in Asia.
2022 - Fall - Issue 2