17 People Making Way More Money After Leaving Finance for Start-Ups

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It's all about the money, money, money.

If you want to make a lot of money, you get a job on Wall Street.

If you want to make even more money, you might dump that Wall Street job for a start-up.

It isn't a career path that works out for everyone. But for the founders of Wikipedia and Amazon, for example, ditching finance for tech was a smart choice.

-- Alyson Shontell

This article originally appeared on Business Insider.