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Harvard vs. Stanford: Which Universities Have Produced The Most Billionaires, 2017 Study?

Harvard University ranked number one college for producing most billionaires, according to the Wealth-X study, which ranked universities across the world by how many billionaire alumni they had produced.

Harvard has graduated some 131 billionaires, with a collective fortune of $528.7 billion, , to lead a global list of universities ranked by alumni worth $1 billion or more – in the so-called three commas club.

That’s more than twice as many as the No. 2 school, Stanford University, which has 50 billionaire alumni worth a collective $338.9 billion.

Also read: 20 Universities With The Highest Number of Richest Alumni In The World, 2017 Study

What is Three Commas Club?

Three Commas Club is an all exclusive club limited to those individuals whose net-worth is valued at a billion dollars or more.

To be in the three commas club is to be a billionaire = A billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) has 3 commas.

As the chart below shows, the University of Pennsylvania, has 77 billionaires to its credit,ranked No. 3 on the list.

So which universities are shelling out the most billionaires?

The top 10 universities with the most billionaire alumni:

  1. Harvard University
    Number of Billionaires: 131
    Combined wealth: $528.7 billion
  2. Stanford University
    Number of Billionaires: 50
    Combined wealth: $338.9 billion
  3. University of Pennsylvania
    Number of Billionaires: 47
    Combined wealth: $246.5 billion
  4. Columbia University
    Number of Billionaires: 38
    Combined wealth: $218 billion
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Number of Billionaires: 26
    Combined wealth: $157.9 billion
  6. Cornell University
    Number of Billionaires: 23
    Combined wealth: $57 billion
  7. University of Southern California
    Number of Billionaires: 22
    Combined wealth: $51.3 billion
  8. University of Chicago
    Number of Billionaires: 21
    Combined wealth: $48.7 billion
  9. Yale University
    Number of Billionaires: 21
    Combined wealth: $99.2 billion
  10. University of California, Berkeley
    Number of Billionaires: 19
    Combined wealth: $83.7 billion
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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