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Top 10 Universities With The Highest Numbers Of Billionaire Alumni



By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

A number of the most successful and prominent people in the world have graduated from elite universities with the highest percentage of billionaire alumni. These universities, including Harvard, Stanford, and Yale, provide students with a nurturing atmosphere in which they can advance their knowledge and abilities in entrepreneurship, innovation, and other areas. 

They also have effective business programs and resources facilitating connections between students, prosperous businesspeople, and investors. Because of this, these universities draw students from all over the world who want to become millionaires like their alumni.

Below is a list of the top 10 universities with the highest numbers of billionaire alumni

10. Princeton University – 11 Billionaires

The new jersey institution ties with Columbia University with total billionaire alumni of eleven.

Princeton has a $288.4 billion combined net worth of billionaire graduates. 

Notable billionaires who graduated from Princeton include Gap retail heirs John, Robert and William Fisher, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott.

9. Columbia University – 11 Billionaires

Columbia University ties with MIT with 11 billionaire alumni each. Most of its billionaire alumni make their fortune from finance and investments.

Notable billionaire alumni are Gap retail heirs John, Robert and William Fisher; Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Robert Kraft, and James Scapa.

8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 14 Billionaires

Most MIT billionaires inherited their wealth, including Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries, and his brother William Koch, who surrendered his part in the business to Charles and their late brother David in 1983.

Mathematician Jim Simons is self-made among the billionaire alumni.

The total net worth of the alumni billionaire of MIT is estimated at $104 Billion.

Notable billionaire alumni include Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch and brother William Koch; BeiGene CEO John Olyer, Michael Saylor and Drew Houston, the founder of Dropbox.

7. University of Southern California – 15 Billionaires

The University of Southern California alumni have a total net worth of $58.5 billion and an average net worth of $3.9 billion. It has a total number of 15 billionaire alumni to occupy the seventh spot on this list

Notable billionaire alumni include Star Wars Creator George Lucas; CEO of Salesforce Marc Benioff; Co-founder of Public Storage, and B. Wayne Hughes.

6. Cornell University – 18 Billionaires

Sandy Weill, the former CEO of Citigroup and the namesake of Cornell University’s medical school, is one of Cornell University’s many rich alumni.

Alumni former billionaire Chuck Feeney donated all $8 billion of his wealth, including about $1 billion in gifts to his alma university.

Notable billionaire alumni: Former Citigroup head Sandy Weill, David Dufield, software entrepreneur, and Robert Langer

5. Mumbai University – 20 Billionaires

One of the largest universities in the world by enrollment, Mumbai University is the only non-U.S. institution on this list. All but four of its billionaire alumni inherited their fortune, except Uday Kotak, who founded and ran one of India’s largest banks in the private sector.

The university alumni billionaire makes up an average net worth of $8,140,000,000.00

Notable billionaire alumni of Mumbai University are Mukesh Ambani and Uday Kotak.

4. Yale University – 21 Billionaires

Yale University has an average billionaire alumni net worth of around $6,704,761,904.76. It is fourth on the list with 21 billionaire alumni.

Notable billionaire alumni of Yale University include Paul Sciarra, John, Valerie and Victoria Mars; Lee, Edward, Robert and Sid Bass; and Brooklyn Nets owners Joe Tsai

3. Stanford University – 28 Billionaires

Stanford is a breeding ground for startups, the alma mater of more newly minted billionaires.

Stanford ties with the University of Pennsylvania with 28 billionaire alumni each.

Notable billionaire alumni: Vlad Tenev, Robinhood founder; Jerry Yang, Yahoo co-founder; David Velez, built digital bank Nubank

2. University of Pennsylvania – 28 Billionaires

With a total net worth of $284.8 Billion, the University of Pennsylvania sits confidently in the second spot of universities with the most billionaire alumni. It boasts 28 billionaire alumni to earn the rank.

Notable billionaire alumni: Former U.S. President Donald J. Trump; Tesla CEO Elon Musk; Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’s daughter, Lance Gokongwei, and Gary Lauder

1. Harvard University – 29 Billionaires

More billionaires graduated from Harvard Yard than from any other institution. Seventeen of the institution’s 29 billionaires made their money in the banking and investing sector.

The total net worth of its billionaire alumni is estimated at $207,000,000,000

Notable Billionaire Alumni: Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein; Los Angles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer; Brazilian investment banker Jorge Paulo Lemann, Bitcoin twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss


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