Famous and/or Important People Without College Degrees

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  1. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

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    Hi everyone,

    I saw a list awhile back (maybe in BG?) that showed famous/important people that never earned a degree. I know the usual suspects....Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, but I was wondering if there was a comprehensive list somewhere?
     
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    Bucky Fuller is the list, IMHO.
     
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    I did used to maintain and publish a list but not for many years. I believe Harry Truman was the last US president without one, and John Major the last UK prime minister.

    Here's a few in my memory bank:
    William Faulkner, Larry Ellison, Michael Dell, Steve Wozniak, Rush Limbaugh, Moses, Woody Allen, Ted Turner, Barry Goldwater, Peter Jennings.
     
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    Bill Gates
    Paul Allen
    Moses Malone
    Neil Hayes

    I guess the list is bigger than I thought.
     
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    Carl rove
    Ted turner
    Rush Limbaugh
    Michael Dell
     
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    The stories about Doris Lessing winning the Nobel Prize for literature mentioned that she is a high school dropout.
     
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    I guess I should have read your post first I repeated some of yours...

    I like how you threw Moses in there, but now that you mention it i don't think Jesus had a degree either, he seemed like a pretty famous guy.:D
     
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    I don't know, there were a few times when God gave Moses the third degree....

    -=Steve=-
     
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    yeah but i don't think it was regionally accredited or nationally accredited...
     
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    That wouldn't count as AARTS? :D

    -=Steve=-
     
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