You do need to study if you want to be a billionaire!
There are lots of articles that will convince you that you do not need a degree to be successful financially.
Here is the list of top ten billionaires and their degrees.
- Jeff Bezos
CEO of Amazon
Net worth: $83.3 Billion
Major: Computer science and electrical engineering
Jeff Bezos was interest in computers from early age and in 1986 he graduated from Princeton University with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering.
- Warren Buffett
CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Net worth: $76.8c Billion
Major: Business administration, economics
Credit: Huffington Post
Warren Buffet graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the age of 20. He got his Master of Science in economics from Columbia Business School.
- Carlos Slim Helu
Chairman & CEO of Telmex, América Móvil and Grupo Carso
Net worth: $67.9 Billion
Major: Civil engineering
He is a Mexican businessman who studied civil engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His fortune mostly comes from communications, real estate, airlines, technology, media, retail and finance.
- Bernard Arnault
Chairman of Christian Dior
Net worth: $52.8
Mr Bernard was admitted to Ecole Polytechnique and graduated with an Engineering degree in 1971.
- Michael Bloomberg
CEO of Bloomberg
Net worth: $52.6 Billion
Major: Electrical engineering, business administration
He is a financial media mogul. He studied Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 1964 and received his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He started working at an investment bank and then established Innovative Market Systems which later become Bloomberg L.P.
- Charles Koch
Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries
Net worth: $48.7 Billion
Koch was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering. He also received masters in Nuclear Engineering and second master in M.S. in Chemical Engineering.
- Sergey Brin
Co-founder of Google
Net worth: $45.2 Billion
Major: Computer science and mathematics
Credit: The Verge
He received his Bachelor of Science in computer science and mathematics from University of Maryland and began his graduate study in computer science at Stanford University.
- Larry Page
CEO of Google
Net worth 44.5 Billion
Major: Computer engineering, computer science
Credit: the legacy project
Mr Page earned his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from University of Michigan. He received his Master of Science in computer engineering from Stanford University.
- Samuel Robson Walton
Chairman of Walmart
Net worth: $33.8 Billion
Major: Business administration
Credit: Celebrity Net Worth
Walton graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and he also received a Juris Doctor degree in 1969 from Columbia University School of Law.
- Wang Jianlin
Richest man in China
Newt worth: $30.1 Billion
Mr Wang had a humble beginning and he studied in Liaoning University.
There are money more billionaires with degrees from different universities around the world. According to a study by insurance company GoCompage, which examined the post-school education of people in the top 100 billionaire rich list by Forbes magazine over the past 20 years, the study shows that 76% of these billionaires have a degree. The study shows that 47% have bachelor’s degree, 23% a master’s degree and 6% a doctorate.
The most popular subjects were engineering and economics, so if you are good with numbers and planning to have one of these degrees so there is a chance your name will be included in this list in the future.
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