The list of successful businesspeople without MBAs is long, and cited often enough to be a cliché. Folks like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Sam Walton, and Anita Roddick don’t have MBAs, and have done quite well for themselves as CEOs of large companies. And while CEOs consistently grab the headlines, millions of unnamed entrepreneurs and small business owners around the world have figured out how to be successful without obtaining an MBA.