HARVARD — Number of billionaire alumni: 54

Want your kid to become one of the richest people in the world? Send him/her to Harvard.

Harvard’s 10-figure grads include Philip Falcone, who studied economics, John Paulson, who earned his M.B.A. there, and hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, who began trading from his dorm room while an undergrad before creating money management outfit Citadel in 1990.

Bruce Kovner earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard. He later dropped out of the Ph.D. program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, studied harpsichord at Juilliard and drove a New York City taxi, all before founding hedge fund Caxton Associates.

Famous Harvard dropouts include Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, who ranked 321st on the most recent Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans with an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion.
Harvard’s hall of billionaires is more than double that of Stanford, which grabbed the second-place spot with 25 10-figure alumni.

Source: Article by Forbes

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