Many people dream of becoming a millionaire. But why stop there? Why not dream a bit bigger and shoot for billionaire status?
If that’s your goal, then you might be interested in this list of the top US universities in terms the number of graduates to have become billionaires (in parentheses).
- Harvard (50)
- Stanford (30)
- Univ of Pennsylvania (27)
- Yale (19)
- Columbia (15)
- Princeton (13)
- NYU (10)
- Univ of Chicago (10)
- Cornell; MIT; Northwestern; UC-Berkeley; UCLA; USC (9)
Not surprisingly, the majority of these billionaires were business majors at their respective campuses.
Interestingly, NYU also has five dropouts who went on to become billionaires – including financier Carl Icahn, who left med school to become a stock broker.
And yes, I do realize that that it might be the students who choose to attend these schools, rather than the schools themselves, that make the difference. Either way, it’s still a fun list to look at. 🙂