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The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook Themes

Ben Mezrich
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Themes

Risk Takers

Today's world could well be very different if it were not for risk-takers. It is not a coincidence that Bill Gates who created Microsoft, Sean Parker who created Napster and Mark Zuckerberg who created Facebook all dropped out of school. Gates and Zuckerberg dropped out of college while Parker was a high school drop-out. These individuals had visions and a drive that compelled them to create and to innovate and the energy they felt within them did not allow for any time to devote to school. They knew where they were going and understood that a formal education would not be essential and in fact would delay their goals. Jeff Thiel, who created PayPal, had a kindred spirit with these men. He had innovated a site that facilitated online business transactions. He was one of the first "big" investors in Facebook.

To create his first social networking...

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