Graduating from Penn (officially)

Many people don't realize this, but apparently Elon never officially finished his degrees at Penn in 1995 - though no reason is available publicly.

Most likely, he didn't complete some random required class, or didn't pay some random fees, or the last tuition payment or something like that.

Or maybe he wanted the title of "dropout" from undergrad, to put himself in the league of Gates, Jobs, etc. We do see a lot of "romantic" or "scripting life to perfection" type behavior throughout his life...

His grades were probably pretty good though, as he was able to get into Stanford's Applied Physics/MSE PhD program. He finally was awarded his 2 degrees in 1997 (B. Econ from Wharton, and BA in Physics).


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