Ray Dalio (Education)
Founder of Bridgewater Associates
Dalio was a relatively poor student in high school and managed to get accepted into Long Island University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. During his undergrad, he began to meditate to try emulate the Beatles who were in India at the time with the Maharishi. He credits meditation for improving his concentration, expanding his creativity, and subsequently improving his grades dramatically. For graduate school, he went on to study at Harvard Business School where he received his MBA.