It may come as a surprise to learn that the school with the most billionaire alumni isn’t Harvard. It’s another Ivy League institution, the University of Pennsylvania, according to a new report by Forbes magazine, which has ranked American colleges in terms of number of billionaire alumni.
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Penn has more billionaires among its alumni than any other university in the United States. 21 current billionaires have undergraduate or graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
Harvard University and Yale University tie for the 2nd-highest number of alumni, with 14 apiece. The 4th-biggest billionaire producer is Stanford, that educated 13 billionaires, followed by the University of Southern California with 11 current billionaires.
The other universities in the top 10, in descending order: Cornell, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, and the University of Michigan.
Report also found that 108 of the 406 billionaires on The Forbes 400 list, 2015 — never received a bachelor’s degree at all.
Take a look to see which schools have the most super rich alums — the full list of the top 28 American schools below:
|Rank||School||Number of billionaires|
|1||University of Pennsylvania||21|
|5||University of Southern California||11|
|10||University of Michigan||6|
|12||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||5|
|13||University of California, Los Angeles||5|
|14||Michigan State University||4|
|15||New York University||4|
|16||University of California, Berkeley||4|
|18||Claremont McKenna College||3|
|19||Southern Methodist University||3|
|20||University of Arizona||3|
|21||University of Arkansas||3|
|22||University of California, San Diego||3|
|23||University of Denver||3|
|24||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||3|
|25||University of Maryland||3|
|26||University of Tennessee, Knoxville||3|
|27||University of Texas, Austin||3|
|28||University of Washington||3|
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