One chart shows how many millionaires and billionaires graduated from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and 17 other top colleges

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Society seems to be obsessed with rich
people. We seek their advice,
study their habits,
and replicate their wealth-building
strategies
.

But the richest of the rich
have more in
common
than a risk-taking attitude and an early
morning routine.

Wealth-X, a firm
that does research and valuations on ultra-high net worth (UHNW)
individuals, recently
revealed
where the world’s wealthiest people — those with assets exceeding
$30 million — went to college.

Counting alumni
with both undergraduate and graduate degrees and leaving out those
with diplomas, certificates, honorary degrees, and drop outs,
Wealth-X determined which alma maters the world’s richest
people share.

Harvard University is the former
stomping ground to 1,906 millionaires and billionaires, which
together command a net worth of $811 billion, more than twice that
of the No. 2 school, University of
Pennsylvania.

All
together, five colleges with the richest
alumni are public universities, six are Ivy League, and only one is
located outside of the US. Though a degree from one of
these schools won’t guarantee wealth, the odds may be in your favor
if history is any
indication. 

Check out the
schools with the most millionaire and billionaire alumni in the
chart below:

BI Graphics_Colleges with richest  alumni

 A few more
insights from the Wealth-X
report:

  • Stanford UHNW
    alumni have the highest average net worth of $263
    million
  • Harvard has the most living billionaire
    alumni with 131 — a combined fortune of $528
    billion
  • The majority of UHNW
    alumni are men, ranging from 88% at Boston University to
    96% at MIT and University of Notre Dame
  • The
    majority of UHNW alumni are self-made, with the highest percentage
    (83%) coming from University of
    Virginia

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