Why The CEO Of a Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Firm Dropped Out Of Wharton To Become A Ski Bum

Why The CEO Of a Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Firm Dropped Out Of Wharton To Become A Ski Bum

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Why The CEO Of a Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Firm Dropped Out Of Wharton To Become A Ski Bum

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“Really I was quite bored at Warton. I felt I was in the wrong place, what I really wanted to do was ski. So I left Warton, went up to Maine and became a ski bum.” –Nelson Peltz 

Nelson Peltz is the CEO and co-founder of Trian Partners, a New York-based multi-billion dollar asset investment firm. Peltz is a billionaire himself, and is considered to be one of the most successful businessmen in modern history.

He recently spoke with David Rubenstein of Bloomberg Wealth about his life and early career, and something particularly stood out to me.

Peltz mentioned that he dropped out of Wharton, the illustrious business school of the University of Pennsylvania, to become a ski bum in Maine.

Yes, you read that correctly. One of America’s most wealthy businessmen started his fledgling career by dropping out of one of the top business schools in the country to become a ski bum for a season.

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