By: Simon Le Pine
While most of the founders in this article had at least most of a high school education, Frederick Henry Royce is quite the exception to the rule. Royce only had a single year of formal elementary education during his lifetime. Royce accumulated vast amounts of money and success with the Rolls-Royce car and other mechanical products.
Ingvar Kamprad is known as the founder of IKEA and one of the 11 wealthiest people in the world. Kamprad started IKEA when he was 17 years old with a reward for good school grades from his father.
Michael Dell is the founder of Dell, Inc. and one of the richest men in the world. Michael started the computer company in his dorm room as a pre-med student at the University of Texas and eventually dropped out at the age of 19. His company is currently the most profitable PC maker in the world, and his personal wealth is estimated somewhere around $19 billion. In 2006, Dell gave $50 million to his alma matter to build three research centers.
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