It’s hard to believe that the richest man in the world doesn’t have a college degree, but that’s soon going to change. Bill Gates, co-founder and chairman of Microsoft, will receive his honorary degree from Harvard University after speaking at their commencement ceremony in June.
“It’s hard to guess if Gates, the wealthiest person in the world and co-founder of a company that brought in $44 billion in revenue last year, cares. But the programming whiz who once dropped out of Harvard will likely feel some sense of satisfaction.”
Although Gates is one stunning example that you can make it big without a degree, I still think it’s vital to have one. There’s so many competitive advantages you gain in life by attending college outside of the education aspect of it. i know I truly gained a number of new lifelong friends, interests, and social skills that I’ll be able to carry with me for the rest of my life.