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TOP 10 Billionaire Universities by Forbes

by Pritika Ghura

Want to be a billionaire? Get a Harvard degree first! With 62 of its alumni now billionaires, Harvard is ranked first in Forbes' list of 'Billionaire Universities' this year, followed by Stanford that boasts of 28 billionaire graduates.

The number of Harvard alumni who are billionaires have risen from 54 in 2009 to 62 in 2010- more than any other American university by a long shot, says Forbes.

The second in the list is Stanford University where the number of billionaire graduates has increased from 25 last year to 28.

Some of the prominent billionaires from Harvard are Citadel founder Kenneth Griffin and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who along with oil and banking tycoon George Kaiser.

Stanford's graduates who have earned billions are Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and Nike founder Philip Knight.

Columbia University is ranked at third place with 20 billionaire graduates, up from 16 last year. The university that administers the Pulitzer Prize is renowned for educating billionaires such as Warren Buffett.

The University of Chicago boasts of 13 billionaire graduates, up from 10 last year. It ranked sixth on the list.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the University of Pennsylvania ranks 4th with 18 billionaire graduates, followed by Yale University with 16 billionaire graduates.

Billionaire Universities: By Forbes

Name of the University Number of Billionaire Graduates Change from last year
Harvard University 62 +8
Stanford University 28 +3
Columbia University 20 +4
University of Pennsylvania 18 No Change
Yale University 16 No Change
University of Chicago 13 +3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 11 No Change
New York University (tie) 10 New entrant
Northwestern University (tie) 10 No Change
Cornwell University (tie) 9 No Change

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    accuracyasiaWed, 20 Jun 2012 09:07:04 -0000

    This list is inaccurate and misleading duke university in durham, NC has more billionaires than even MIT. Check it out.

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