We've reported on Tom Taylor (Tsquared for short) as the twenty-something professional gamer that landed a $250,000 gaming contract in addition to his entrepreneurial mojo running a video game tutoring company. The AP recently spoke with Taylor and reports that he's earning "six figures" from product endorsements and his tutoring business despite dropping out of high school at the age of 18 to video game full-time.

Said Taylor on his financial success: "I take risks. In order to get paid, you have to take risks. I think I took the biggest risk I could take, dropping out of school to play video games, and it paid off. I guess some people are just born with talents in certain things like Michael Jordan was born to play basketball. I feel like I was born to play video games."

So does this mean there is hope for aspiring professional gamers vying to strike it rich? By all means, keep hope alive, but before you go dropping out of school let's call Tsquared what he is for now: an anomaly.

[via Slashdot]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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