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These 10 schools are most likely to make you a billionaire

Published: Friday, March 1 2013 12:05 p.m. MST

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The Atlantic surveyed alumni from American Universities to find the ten that produced the wealthiest people.

There are various factors that affect these numbers. For example, a quarter of Brown and Cornell's ultra high net-worth alumni had their money only from inheritance.

Women who became the wealthiest came from Northwestern and Brown as these universities had the highest percent of the ultra high net-worth alumni being women. Fifteen percent were women compared to 2 to 4 percent of University of Chicago, MIT and Yale.

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Wanderer
West Jordan, UT

Do the math. The story needs to also show the number of graduates in order to figure the likelihood of grads making that "magic" distinction. In actuality, the percentage is probably one-tenth of one percent of all grads, if that much. Don't believe the headlines. Oh, I forget, that's how Congress works.

DanB
Portland, OR

This list is beyond moronic. S. Robson Walton is featured as a well-known Billionaire that attended Columbia University. S. Robson would have been a billionaire if he had dropped out of middle school, he inherited his billions from his father Sam Walton (graduate of the University of Missouri). A better choice from the Columbia would have been Warren Buffett.

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