Trust me Bill had they been in India they'd have never reached the pinnacle of success that they did being in America.....More so if you look at Bill Gate's background he seem to have come down from a wealthy family and even the fact that he got an audience with the senior management at IBM was because of his mom so you see as opposed to that people like me and zillion others without an Ivy League background are toiling on their own to create a sustainable enterprise in an emerging economy that does not get what technology business is all about as opposed to the likes of Silicon Valley.
Steve Jobs was just plain lucky that he was in the company of Steve Wozniak.All the fame that he received initially was coz of Woz who wanted to keep a low profile.
What I am saying is that every entrepreneur when he starts his shop is unproven and mostly an underdog. Big shots that we talk about today are probably the n+1 version of the same person after n failures.But whats interesting is that when it comes to funding people take into account Ivy League credentials more than how brilliant a person is or relevant leadership skills or how amazing the team is.But guys who pass out from Ivy League or have an affiliation with Ivy League do get lucky out there.
I am not saying people not a part of an Ivy League fraternity can't be successful but I am saying the path is filled with difficulties.