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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg worked for the U.S. Department of Treasury. IBM’s Virginia Rometty was president of her sorority. Virgin’s Richard Branson didn’t fancy school.

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We may not know what it’s like to be worth billions of dollars or be chosen as Fortune’s #1 most powerful businesswoman, but we can certainly learn from these C-suiters’ paths to the top — and hey, at least dropping out of college doesn’t preclude you from immense success.

Check out the infographic above to learn what these 12 business movers and shakers did to get to the top.

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What do you think of their paths, and how do they compare to yours? Tell us in the comments.

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