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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7. Research in Motion: Mike Lazaridis

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Two months before he would have graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in electrical engineering, Mike Lazaridis was approached by General Motors with a $600,000 contract to develop a network computer control display system. Lazaridis dropped out to pursue it.

That GM contract enabled Lazaridis and two others to launch RIM. Today, Lazaridis is reportedly worth $800 million.

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