Successful Entrepreneurs WITHOUT Going to Universities

| July 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

The UK publication Mail Online wrote a very interesting piece listing some of UK’s richest and most successful entrepreneurs — but WITHOUT a college degree.

Here’s some of them:

Robert Braithwaite is the founder of boat-builder Sunseeker International http://www.sunseeker.com/. He left school at 14 and worked at his father’s engine-servicing company. He borrowed £5,000 and built his first boat a 17-footer. In 1968, he started his boating company Sunseeker. One of his claim to fame is that his company built the power boat in the opening frames of James Bond movie (Pierce Brosnan) The World Is Not Enough. He is now worth an estimated £130 million.

Laurence Graff is the founder of Graff Diamonds International http://www.graffdiamonds.com/. Reportedly worth around £2.5 billion, this self made man is #462 in Forbes Magazine’s richest billionaires list. Yet he left school at the age of 13 and instead took on a Hatton Garden apprenticeship in diamonds.

Education is important in life, but success can come even without it as long as you work smart, have a lot of determination and personality to succeed.

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  1. Kit homes Australia says:

    Who says to be successful one needs some degrees. Success is in mind and in creativity one has. Not in the degrees that people get from so and so universities. I have seen couple of peoples who have many degrees but are not enough to earn even the livelihood..
    Good article…

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