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New research from Debut Careers has revealed where and what the world’s richest people study.
Where Do the World’s Richest People Study?
Harvard University has created more billionaires than any other institution, a total of 51 graduates going on to accumulate a combined net worth of $377bn.
However, 40 of the world’s richest entrepreneurs did so without attending university and 62 of the self-made billionaires actually dropped out before completing their degrees.
Top 5 universities and the no. of billionaire graduates
- Harvard University, 51
- Stanford University, 34
- Harvard Business School, 20
- Columbia University, 16
- University of Southern California, 14
UK universities which produced the most billionaires
- London School of Economics, 5
- University of Oxford, 4
- University of Cambridge, 4
- University of Bradford, 2
- University of Wales, 2
Which degrees have the world’s billionaires studied?
- Bachelor of Arts/Science, 526
- Master of Business Administration, 148
- Master of Science, 94
- Doctorate, 38
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 33
Where do billionaires go to study?
- United States, 615
- China, 150
- Russia, 92
- India, 36
- United Kingdom, 30
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