Are the wildly successful that way because they’re educated? Or is their success a result of circumstances or qualities beyond education? The short answer is the higher the education, the higher the employment rate.
However, with the rise of technology and the growing demand for STEM and computer science skilled workers, the definition of what “education” is considered is shifting. It can be self-taught, learned online or in a trade-specific educational environment. A business education is not limited to the M.B.A. from Harvard.
Prominent business leaders have certainly risen to where they are through the more traditional route of a prestigious undergraduate university and an M.B.A. However, increasingly, particularly within the tech world, what rises to the top are skills. See how your education compares to these 15 business savants.