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The World’s Top University For Producing Billionaires, 2018 Rankings: Harvard, Stanford, UPenn, Columbia, and MIT Tops Again

Unsurprisingly, the prestigious Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts, once again ranked as the world’s top university for producing billionaires, according to The Wealth-X Billionaire Census 2018.

Have you ever pondered this question: where the world’s super-rich went to university?

Which university churns out the most millionaires and billionaires?

All of the leading institutions were American universities, the United States was home to 49 of the top 100 universities in the world for 2018, according to The CEOWORLD magazine University Rankings. Harvard was the alma mater of 188 billionaires (who completed either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree), representing 6.8 percent of the global billionaire population.

The world’s top university for producing billionaires

10. The University of California, Berkeley
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 25

9. University of Michigan
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 26

8. University of Chicago (TIE)
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 29

8. University of Southern California (TIE)
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 29

7. Yale University
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 31

6. Cornell University
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 35

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 38

4. Columbia University
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 53

3. University of Pennsylvania
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 64
UPenn graduates include Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk; hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen; casino magnate Steve Wynn; President Donald Trump (his son Donald Trump Jr. and daughters Ivanka and Tiffany also attended UPenn)

2. Stanford University
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 74

1. Harvard University
Degrees awarded to today’s billionaires: 188

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