Dreaming of becoming someone great is one thing but planning, executing and achieving what one dreamt is a completely different thing.
Every person has a dream but not all of them succeed in accomplishing what he dreams; only those with a strong commitment and passion towards what they dream achieve them.
Here are some examples of such great people who have paved a path for themselves and reached great heights walking in them without looking back.
Fifteen years ago a young Harvard drop out made history through his expertise in computer software. Yes! It is none other than Bill Gates.
Born in an affluent family, Bill Gates showed excellence in his early school days itself and breezed through schooling to get a Bachelor’s degree in Harvard. It was here that he met his future business partner Steve Ballmer.
Being a part of the team that wrote Altair BASIC for Altair 8800 was the turning point for Bill Gates. He gained so much confidence in his programming skills that he dropped out of college and got in touch with MITS orMicro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems.
He was just half way in his venture of developing a new version of programming BASIC for the microcomputer platform, but informed them that the work was complete and bargained for a huge price.
This is where luck played its role in Bill Gates life to make him the world’s richest person; he got a very high price and also completed programming the new version in a week’s time from the day he called.
Bill Gates success is a clear illustration that shows that self confidence when combined with hard work never fails.
Well, for people who sought inspiration from their own generation Bill Gates’ story might seem history. However, the success story of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of this era’s most famous social network Facebook, would make all the difference.
This 26 year Harvard graduate who revolutionized social networking hails from an educated family. Mark showed interest towards computer programming from his childhood days especially in connecting people and gaming.
His passion towards socializing and bringing people into each other’s social circle grew and led to the bringing up of a protocol program that was similar to the present Facebook. It worked well with students in Harvard University.
Slowly the facebook as it was initially called became prominent among student community and with time grew to such a huge presence that it handles the complete advertising of Microsoft. Now the 26 year old computing geek is one of the most famous persons in the world.
These two are not the only people whom you could get inspiration from; there are hundreds of other people around the world who have arisen to Himalayan heights from ashes. These people do not have any new power or magical wand to bring their dreams to life; everything lies in hard work and dedication in what they do.
Every person has the capability to do what he wants but the right choice and passion is what makes successful people emerge victorious against all odds.
Some of the famous college dropout billionaires are as follows.
1. Bill Gates - Microsoft Founder - US
2. Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook Founder- US
3. Mukesh Ambani - Reliance Group - India
4. Lawrence Ellison - Oracle - US
5. Eike Batista – EBX Group - Brazil
6. Steve Jobs - Apple Inc –US
7. Michael Dell - Dell Inc - US
8. Marc Rich - Commodities Trader - US
9. Ty Warner - Ty Inc - US
10. Gautam Adani – Adani Group – India