Joining a premiere college could make you proud and your parents happy. But it may not bemuse Elon Musk, the 48 year old Founder of SpaceX and Chief of Tesla.
At a recent event, the maverick businessman reiterated his disdain for college education. During a Q&A session, Musk retorted to a question saying "you don't need college to learn stuff"
He added "I think colleges are basically for fun and to prove you can do your chores, but they're not for learning."
He also labelled colleges as a place for "annoying homework".
According to Musk, going to colleges may not be an evidence of exceptional ability. He said, "I don't consider going to college evidence of exceptional ability."
Sharing examples of iconic business profiles who dropped out of college, the Tesla chief said, "In fact, ideally, you dropped out and did something. If you look at like, you know, Gates is a pretty smart guy, he dropped out..."
"Jobs, pretty smart, he dropped out. Larry Ellison, smart guy, he dropped out."
Musk also questioned whether Bard went to a college?
"Like, obviously not needed. Did Shakespeare even go to college? Probably not."
Ironically, the man who doesn't fancy college degrees, has a degree in Physics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Perhaps the disdain for education may have manifested while attempting doctoral studies at Stanford which Elon left within two days to focus on Zip2, a company started with brother Kimbal Musk that offered city guides to local newspapers. Compaq bought Zip2 for $309 million to enhance AltaVista's offerings.
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