Skip Nav
Budget Tips
Natural Oven Cleaner For Baked-On Grime
Budget Tips
66 Tried-and-Tested Tips For a Frugal Life
Up and at 'Em! 25 Good Morning Habits For a Great Day

Peter Thiel Entrepreneur Program

Is It Smart to Give Entrepreneurs 100k to Drop Out of College?

We hear plenty of college-dropout-turned-billionaire success stories. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is one example, and another is America's richest man, Bill Gates. Now, billionaire Peter Thiel, an investor of Facebook and a PayPal founder, is offering a 100k incentive to genius youngsters under 20 to drop the whole college thing and dive right into entrepreneurship with his two-year program. I really value my whole undergrad studies and am a firm believer in education, but I can also see the appeal of this deal to entrepreneurial youth. Those who think Thiel's proposal is ridiculous say it's dangerous, because dropping out of college may stunt their intellectual growth.

I'm assuming Thiel will choose his candidates very carefully (you have to agree that the man does have a good eye for investments), but I'm wondering what kind of message this offer is sending to college youths. Do you think it's a good idea to offer these kids 100k to ditch the traditional college path and embrace the start-up world?

Image Source: Getty
Is Instant Ramen Bad For You?
College-Football-Themed Candy
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Fighting Election Interference
Mark Zuckerberg's Yom Kippur Forgiveness Post 2017
College Student Wears Christmas Tree Costume to Class
Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Community Summit Speech 2017
Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For College Students
Stylish Ways to Wear Your College Sweatshirt
Mark Zuckerberg Super PAC Disrupt For America
Leaders Who Support Paris Climate Agreement
From Our Partners
Latest Affordable DIY & Organization
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds