Top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs those are dropouts


Education is just another step towards success but it does not necessarily guarantee it. These successful people wrote their own fate with smart work and determination. We always heard of steve jobs and mark Zuckerberg stories that inspire most of us. But we never heard of these people from India.So StrugglingStory thought of a rundown of college dropped out turned entrepreneurs from the Indian startup ecosystem people from the Indian startup ecosystem community who have surprised the nation.

1.Azim Premji ( Stanford dropout )

Azim Premji is Indian business magnate, he is the founder and chairman of Wipro limited a multinational IT Consulting and System Integration services company which is currently one of the largest IT services company in the world. Premji is also known for his donations and free educational NGO. premji born in Mumbai in 1945. Premji is a dropout from Stanford University because of his father’s death. After that he looks after the family’s cooking oil business in 1966 and expanded into the software.

2. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). Mukesh Ambani is the richest person in India. he also is known for his revolutions of the internet in India. mukesh completed graduation from Institute of chemical technology. after he got the admission in Stanford in MBA, but he left the course and joined reliance group.


3. Gautam Adani

Gautam Adani is an Indian business tycoon who is the chairman and founder of Adani Group. According to Forbes, his personal wealth is estimated to be $11 billion as of April 2017. Adani was born on 24 June 1962 in Ahmedabad. in completed schooling from Sheth Chimanlal Nagindas Vidyalaya School in Ahmedabad. After schooling, he got the admission at the Gujarat University, he dropout college in his second year for a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. Adani started Adani group in 1988, as a trading Company, the Adani Group’s foray into infrastructure building began in 1998. Adani Group has partnered Swedish defense firm Saab to make Gripen fighter jets in India.


Kunal Shah is the founder of India’s leading e-wallet platform Shah completed graduation in Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Wilson College in Mumbai. Then he applied for MBA  from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies but he dropout form it because he started working in his startup paisaback. Freecharge got acquired by Snapdeal for an estimated amount of $ 400 million in April 2015.

5. Rahul Yadav (IIT dropout)

Rahul Yadav is an Indian business person, fellow benefactor and previous CEO of Mumbai-based real estate website, According to Forbes India, sold eight million dollars worth of real estate in its first week. In 2014, Yadav was listed among the Forbes India “30 Under 30” young entrepreneurs,  He attended the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2007, gaining practical experience in metallurgy. he left the IIT in his final year.

6.Varun Shoor

Varun Shoor, founder, and CEO of Kayako, company providing advanced helpdesk management software, never had any sort of formal education. This self-prepared software engineer began Kayako at 17 years old with alongside nothing and formed it into what it is today. He regulates the comprehensive heading of Kayako Infotech Ltd. as the premier item draftsman and acutely discovers an enthusiasm for outline and improvement department. Patricia Narayan, Executive ‘Sandeepha Chain of Inns’.


7.Sandeep Maheshwari

This man needs no introduction, an inspiration for the thousands and inspiring the millions of youths. Sandeep is India’s one of the finest motivation speaker, and famous around for inspiring people in how to live life. He is the founder and CEO of imagesbazaar an online database website of images. that has over millions of photos available for professional use. sandeep completed his schooling in Delhi. then he got the admission at kirorimal college of Delhi University, dropout college in the final year of college to pursue his dream.


8.Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra is one of the richest people in India, heading the Essel Group conglomerate that owns several companies including Zee news and many networks, SITI Cable digital and broadband services, packaging company Essel Propack, and amusement park Essel World etc. Chandra was born in Hisar district, Haryana in a “baniya” family . in 1965, he dropped out schooling in  10th grade to join the family business as a commission agent and traders who procured and supplied rice. Then in 1992, he started his most successful business yet – Zee Television, which expanded quickly and now reaches out to more than 1.5 billion viewers in some 171 countries.

9.Mahashay Chuni Lal

Mahashay Chuni Lal is chairman of MDH spices. Mahashay Chuni Lal was born in Sialkot in Pakistan. After the partition of India, he moved to India, and his career as tange wala in Delhi. Now Mahashay Chuni Lal earns more 218 cr. in a year. The 94-year-old Mahashay Chuni Lal has made a mark across the country, but has faced many challenges and struggles to reach there. Mahashay Chuni Lal dropped out his at the age of 10( in 5th standard) and started working with his father.

10.Ekta J Kapoor

Ekta J Kapoor, born on the 7th June 1975, is the creative head of Balaji Telefilms and joint managing director. kapoor knows for her contributions in Indian televisions industry. she produced many films and daily shows. she started her career at the age of  17. she has dropped her college just because of making her career in Bollywood.


Numerous individuals find gaining a degree laborious on the grounds that it is possible that they discover it an exercise in futility or they want to improve the situation things than that. Some are of the view that there are more concerning issues that should be taken care of and winning a degree and going for a 9 to 5 work isn’t some tea. Accordingly, dropping out gives them a head begin and time to begin at an early stage things they are energetic about. Not having a formal degree makes you ineligible for contracting at the start since individuals don’t consider a dropout important except if he or she is to some degree remarkable.

Even though these people are dropouts, they made their path to success but this doesn’t work the other way around. They ended up being a special case since they never lost their energy and continued working towards their objective with no loss of eagerness. These were the ones who were career-centric about their passion and goal that every time they made a breakthrough they were enthusiastically filled with all over again.This made them overlook their education and follow their idea blindly.



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