How a 31-year-old tradie bought 26 homes worth a total of $9.5m

Why does this article start with the words “high school dropout”? Is it an important fact to include when telling a story of financial success? Was completing high school ever a pre-requisite for ‘success’ later in life?
High school dropout turned real estate investor Sam Gordon owns so many properties he often needs a minute or two to remember exactly where they are.