These 16 insanely successful college dropouts prove you don't need a degree


As a new crop of high-school grads prepare for adulthood, they are faced with a life-changing decision: when, where, and whether to go to college.


Despite increasing tuition rates and growing student loan debt, college grads still make 60% more than high-schools grads on average.

But that doesn't mean college is the only path to success.

In addition to tech icon Bill Gates and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, several notable people dropped out of college. While they may be outliers, they prove you don't need a degree to make it in business.