You don't have to wait until after graduation to be your own boss or run a successful business -- there are plenty of college entrepreneurs to prove it. A good idea is a good idea at any age, and quite a few scientific studies have shown that youth correlates with creativity. As such, Money College brings you 10 college entrepreneurs (in no particular order) who decided to balance business plans with final exams and started their own businesses while still in school.
Facebook has transformed social media. Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) is now the world's youngest billionaire and founded Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004. And although he never graduated, he probably isn't hurting for that degree -- Facebook is expected to generate $1 billion in 2010.
Ooshma Garg served as co-president of Stanford Women in Business during her junior year and noticed that the corporate sector could use some help in recruiting diverse candidates. To aid this process, she established Anapata in 2008: an online database that connects law firms with a diverse group of law students. The company considers itself the first online "diversity-focused recruiting and networking platform for the legal profession."
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Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman
University of Miami
From Anapata to Zuckerberg: 10 college whiz kids and their successful start-ups