Thomas Edison (Education)

Inventor, Entrepreneur

No University Education

Edison did not attend much school at all because he was deemed as a difficult child by his teachers so his mother pulled him out. He was homeschooled by his mother and became self-educated by reading many books on many different subjects. Edison never ended up enrolling in University either. Rather than spend his time at school he took up several different jobs growing up. At age 15 Edison worked as a telegrapher and at age 19 he began to work for the The Associated Press.