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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|
|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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