One of the biggest debates that happens in America is who has more money than who. It’s an argument that you really don’t wanna be on the wrong side of. After all, money is everything and if you don’t have it, then you’re just a poor and a nobody. Those were the wise words my father told me at a young age.
Wealth-X, a firm that conducts research on ultra high net worth (or UHNW) individuals, set out to separate the peasants from the rich and find out which college pumps out the most wealthy people. For those who don’t know, a UHNW person has over $30M in net assets. Let’s take a look at the top 10.
10. Cornell University: 560 UHNW alumni
9. Yale University: 570 UHNW alumni
8. Northwestern University: 575 UHNW alumni
7. University of Chicago: 665 UHNW alumni
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): 670 UHNW alumni
5. New York University: 860 UHNW alumni
4. Columbia University: 940 UHNW alumni
3. Stanford University: 1,240 UHNW alumni
2. University of Pennsylvania: 1,580 UHNW alumni
1. Harvard University: 3,130 UHNW alumni
The alumni at these colleges account for 5% of the world’s total UHNW population. That may sound pretty small, but remember that a lot of these schools had self-made billionaires who dropped out and aren’t counted in this list. If you go to one of these schools, congrats, you’re well ahead of the curve as history is on your side. If you don’t, then you’ve got your work cut out for you. Unless you go to a state school, then you’re pretty much fucked.
I think we can attribute SMU’s lack of presence on this list to the fact that oil has taken a little downturn as of late..
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