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WSOP Winner a Lucky College Drop Out

Pius Heinz is a lucky guy. At age 22 this youngster has just won the World Series of Poker and pocketed $8.72 million. That’s a lot of money, and especially for someone who six months ago wasn’t sure which way his life was taking him. The World Series of Poker takes place in every year in Las Vegas and draws hundreds of wannabe poker stars.

Heinz had been dabbling in poker here and there for a few months but wasn’t sure about what to do next. He had considered going back to college from where he had dropped out a few months before, and was not sure if he should take the path of a professional poker player. Let’s just say that in hindsight, Heinz is definitely glad he took THAT decision. He joined the WSOP poker circuit a few months ago and today he is not looking back. I guess he is not going back to college very fast…..!

Out of interest sake I have thrown together a list of some of the world’s most rich and famous college drop outs. Now most of these were not professional poker players, but I am sure that when they took the decision to drop out of college and follow their other dream, it was certainly a gamble.

  • Bill Gates
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Steve Jobs
  • Michael Dell
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Andrew Lloyd Weber
  • JD Rockerfeller
  • Ty Warner
  • Ted Turner

OK so I am not encouraging dropping out of college here, but for a lucky few, the dream worked, the gamble paid off, and they are now sitting pretty in their richness and fame while some of us have to go about living the real life of studying or waking up in the morning for a real job.

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