MSN.com has a story today about how it now takes at least $1 billion to make it on Forbes' annual list of the 400 richest Americans. What I found most interesting, however, were the biographies the story provided on the top 11 richest people. Out of the 11, two haveBachelors of Arts/Science degrees, one has a Master of Science, one has a doctorate in law, 3 have no educational information listed, and 5 are college drop-outs.
This type of information makes me wonder whether they dropped out because they came up with some great idea and felt like college was getting in the way of that idea (Bill Gates) or whether they failed out and then later got their acts together.
I wonder if I could convince the students who fail my mid-term that I am really doing them a favor by increasing their chances of one day becoming a billionaire?