Tech's 10 most famous college dropouts

Who says you need a college degree to be successful? Here's a look at 10 tech titans who dropped out and made it big...really big.

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5. Microsoft: Paul Allen & Bill Gates

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Paul Allen, a Washington State University dropout, linked up with childhood friend and fellow college dropout Bill Gates in 1975 and founded Microsoft (Gates dropped out of Harvard University). Their first project: marketing a programming language interpreter.

Today, the duo has a combined estimated wealth in excess of $70 billion.

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