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Should I go to university if I want to become rich?

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    My dream is to become rich whilst being able to live anywhere and travel alot. I don't want to become stuck working in an office in London as i'd find it mind numbingly boring. Is university the way to do this? I've heard that since so many people are going to university it isn't, is this true?
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    If by rich you mean making millions, then probably not. Only a very small percentage of people who've gone to university will be able to achieve this. People who work for other people don't become rich, unless they're really high up. Also you mentioned being able to live anywhere / travel, if you choose getting a job with degree, you will most likely have to work 5 days a week, 9 - 5 in the same place, meaning you won't be able to do this on a regular basis.

    I know someone who's working for himself online providing a service, and he charges about £40 per hour for what he does. He lives all over the world as all he needs to work is his laptop and internet. I also know someone who dropped out of Uni and is earning something like £90k a month from some huge internet business he started. Obviously it's only rarely that someone achieves something like this though

    There are some who make a lot after university though, such as if they get into trading for some big bank. Like I said though it's only a small percentage so all of this is down to luck and skill.
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    (Original post by randy6)
    My dream is to become rich whilst being able to live anywhere and travel alot. I don't want to become stuck working in an office in London as i'd find it mind numbingly boring. Is university the way to do this? I've heard that since so many people are going to university it isn't, is this true?
    Go to university to learn (academically and more broadly, about life) and have potential access to the recruitment processes of better paying jobs than you would have got had you not gone to uni.

    Don't go to uni because you want a ticket to being rich.

    The only ways to make serious money are:
    1) Be one of the best in your field
    2) Rise the ranks to senior management
    3) Sales in high value, high velocity industries
    4) High profit-high compensation industries and roles
    5) Start a successful enterprise

    Everything else will end up in you having a maybe ok to decent level of comfort. Depending on how life goes.

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    If you're going to become rich, and you're driven enough to make your way of doing so work, whether or not you go to university is irrelevant - you'll do it regardless.
 
 
 
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