For new college students, choosing a major can feel like a decision that shapes one’s life trajectory. But a degree in computer science is no guarantee that you’ll create the next billion-dollar startup, and a philosophy degree won’t necessarily keep you from starting a business.
The best and brightest CEOs in tech come from a wide-range of educational backgrounds.
Some of their chosen majors link up perfectly with what they ended up accomplishing, while others decided to drop out before reaching graduation.
But whether you major in international studies like Bumble’s Whitney Wolfe, or metallurgical engineering like Google’s Sundar Pichai, there are plenty of ways to make it big in tech.
Here’s where 45 tech CEOs went to college and what they majored in: