He’s often mentioned as one of the big three college dropouts in IT: Bill Gates (the other two being Jobs & Zuckerberg). Mentioned by people who think (formal) education is wrong or unnecessary, although we know from research that it’s still better to have a degree than to be a dropout.
Now Bill Gates himself has something to say about the matter in this blog post, in short “don’t be like me”.
A bit longer:
Although I dropped out of college and got lucky pursuing a career in software, getting a degree is a much surer path to success. College graduates are more likely to find a rewarding job, earn higher income, and even, evidence shows, live healthier lives than if they didn’t have degrees. They also bring training and skills into America’s workforce, helping our economy grow and stay competitive. That benefits everyone.