So, you want to be a billionaire?
Harvard has graduated some 52 billionaires, with a collective fortune of $205 billion, to lead Wealth-X’s global list of universities ranked by alumni worth $1 billion or more. That’s nearly twice as many as the No. 2 school, the University of Pennsylvania, which has 28 billionaire alumni worth a collective $112 billion.
However, it’s not that bad.
Some quick math, Friedman pointed out, provides a little balm for those suffering from elite education envy. In all, the universities mentioned in Wealth-X’s report have helped create 14,355 ultra-high-net-worth individuals out of a total global population of more than 186,000, or about 7 percent. “That leaves 93 percent of the world’s super-rich,” Friedman said, “who did just fine without attending a top ranked school.” (source)
Or you can just be a realist, roll up your sleeves, and follow the tried and true route to billionaire status.
By the way, I have all but eliminated using the word “billionaire” here because it was drawing the wrong crowds. I refer to people without any entrepreneurial experience beyond operating a blog who were looking for a get rich quick scheme. However, if you are a serious entrepreneur with actual experience in running a real business, you will be able to learn a great deal about how billionaires did it on this site.