Where Did The World's Richest People Go To College?By Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
Ever wondered where rich people like Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu and Jeff Bezos went to college? Read on below to see where billionaires studied for their higher education.
It was previously reported that Harvard University topped the list for the universities that produce the most billionaires. It is followed by Columbia University with 12 graduates who have a total wealth of $171 billion.
Stanford University comes in third place with 10 billionaire graduates. Their total wealth is $149.2 billion.
Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University all have nine billionaire graduates each. The schools' graduates have a total wealth of $38.9 billion, $82.6 billion and $45.4 billion, respectively.
Other schools on the list are New York University, University of Southern California, University of Michigan and University of Texas - Austin.
Meanwhile, Times Higher Education collated a list of where the top 10 richest people with a degree went to school. First up is legendary investor Warren Buffett with a net worth of $60.8 billion. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and had his master's degree at Columbia University.
Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim Helu went to the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has a net worth of $50 billion.
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, has a net worth of $45.2 billion and went to Princeton University. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, on the other hand, went to Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate studies and earned his master's degree at Harvard. He has a net worth of $40 billion.
Charles Koch and David Koch of Koch Industries both went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for their undergraduate degrees and master's degrees. They both have a net worth of $39.6 billion each.
Google's Larry Page has an estimated net worth of $35.2 billion. He graduated from the University of Michigan and had his master's at Stanford University.
Page's co-founder with Google, Sergey Brin, went to Stanford for his undergraduate studies. He has a net worth of $34.4 billion.
Bernard Arnault went to Ecole Polytechnique and has a net worth of $34 billion. Jim Walton, who rounds up the top 10, has a net worth of $33.6 billion and went to the University of Arkansas.