Billionaires Without College Diplomas

Sean Parker – Napster

While still in high school Sean Parker interned for Mark Pincus who was the CEO of Zynga. Parker won the Virginia state computer science fair for developing a Web crawler. By his senior year of high school, Parker was earning more than $80,000 a year due to his various side hustles, so he convinced his parents to allow him to skip college and become an entrepreneur. Parker considers his time at Napster to be his college education, calling it “Napster University,” since it offered him the opportunity to learn intellectual property law, corporate finance, and entrepreneurship. By the age of 24, he was the founding president of Facebook. Now in his 30s, he is worth about 3 billion dollars.

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