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Elon Musk: "College Is Just For Fun, Not For Study, There Is A Degree That Proves More Competent Than People"


Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and space company SpaceX, said that having a college degree does not mean that he or she possesses "more competence than people."

According to wikipedia, Elon Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a South African inventor, entrepreneur and billionaire. Musk is best known as the founder of SpaceX  and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal

At SpaceX he is CEO and Head of Design and at Tesla Motors he is President, CEO and Product Architect. Musk is also the Chairman of SolarCity.

December 2016, he ranked 21st on Forbes' list of World's Most Powerful People. As of March 2019, his fortune is estimated at $ 22.8 billion and listed by Forbes as the 33rd richest person in the world.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared his views on the university at the Satellite 2020 conference. In the Q&A, Elon Musk was asked what universities and industries should do to get students ready spread university costs more easily and create more accessible conditions for the less fortunate.

Elon Musk said that "you don't need college to study" and the knowledge is fundamentally free. He described college as a combination of "annoying homework" and one of the main values ​​when attending college is that students spend time with people of the same age before joining the labor force.
"I think college is just for fun ... but not for studying," Elon Musk said, and he received a lot of response. Elon Musk said he wanted to secure employment at Tesla and did not have any statements that required candidates to have a university degree, calling this prerequisite "ridiculous." 
He showed his admiration for people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison for dropping out of college to start a company.

For Tesla CEO 'going to college is no evidence of competency than people. In fact, the ideal is that you drop out of school and do something. If you look at, for example, Bill Gates is extremely intelligent, he dropped out. Steve Jobs was also exceptionally smart, also dropped out of school. Larry Ellison , a smart person, also dropped out of school. Obviously not needed. Does Shakespeare go to college? Probably not'.
“Studying in college is not a testimony of competence more than people. In fact, you can drop out of school and do something just fine. Many executives succeed because they dare to drop out to start a company, ”said Elon Musk.
In the past, Elon Musk has shared that qualifications at prestigious schools are being overestimated. In January 2020, he expressed his opposition to the condition that candidates must have a university degree when applying for a job.

In a 2014 interview with auto magazine Bild, he also mentioned Gates, Jobs and Ellison as examples of college dropouts but still succeeded. For his part, Elon Musk had a college degree from a Reputable school. He studied 2 years of college at Queen's University before moving to the University of Pennsylvania and graduating in economics and physics. In 2019, he revealed he graduated with a student debt of $ 100,000.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Economics and Physics and gave up his Master's degree at Stanford University after only 2 days of studying to start his own company called Zip2. Finally, Musk paid off: He made $ 22 million when Zip2 sold to Compaq Computer in 1999.


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