If this is true, why is the murder rate so much lower in the rest of the G20 nations, so much so as to make that prevalent in the USA a source of international embarrassment? Your argument is the same as those offered by Big Tobacco for so many years, that even though there is such a strong correlation between the availability of X and the detriment attributed to X to suggest certainty, you can't provide an airtight proof that X caused the detriment. Well, you can't really disprove it either, I say, which makes my near-certainty trump Big Guns' feeble attempts to cast doubt.
I can pretty much guarantee you that zero people get past HR at any of the companies listed in the parent article without a BS. So yeah, you pretty much need a college degree.
Exactly my question - how many of these people dropped out BEFORE they struck it rich? To that, I only have this to add - how many people do you suppose got hired at Microsoft, Facebook, Dell, Twitter, Tumblr, Apple, or anywhere else that was founded by a dropout, without at least a bachelor's degree in computer science or some related field? I got my degree from SUNY; do you think any of these companies would even take a passing glance at my resume? Skipping college is about as good an idea as not getting your kids immunized.