Too Cool for School

The university dropouts that made millions

At Fragrance Direct you can shop a great collection of fragrance and beauty products including Ralph Lauren, Kim Kardashian, L'Oreal, Elizabeth Arden, Yves Saint Laurent Perfumes.

New figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show more and more students are abandoning their degrees, with dropout rates increasing every year from 2011. Of the students entering their first year of Higher Education in 2015 in England, a massive 26,000 decided not to return for the second year. That’s 6.4% of young domiciled full-time students and 11.6% of full-time mature students.

If you’re a student looking to down your library and revision cards and jump straight into the working world, it’s not all doom and gloom. To prove that university isn’t the only path to success, here at Fragrance Direct we’ve picked out some of our favourite beauty business bosses who’ve made their millions despite bearing the dreaded label of ‘university-drop-out’.

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Too Cool For School