We all know that Harvard University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The alumni list reads like a who’s who of businessmen, businesswomen, politicians, and celebrities, and it looks like going to the Ivy League school certainly has its payoff.
In a recent list released by the 2019 University Ultra-High-Net-Worth Alumni Rankings, it was revealed that Harvard produces the world’s wealthiest graduates.
The UHNW ranks the wealthiest grads in the world and Harvard was far ahead of the second-place school.
Harvard has approximately 13,650 UHNW alumni worth $4.769 trillion, nearly double Stanford University. The California university has an estimated 5,580 UHNW alumni worth $2.899 trillion. The University of Pennsylvania sits at No. 3 with an estimated 5,575 UHNW alumni worth $1.780 trillion.
From the New York Post:
Just five public universities made the rich list, including the University of California at Berkeley (2,385 worth $760 billion), UCLA (1,945 worth $375 billion) and the University of Texas at Austin (2,195 alumni worth $463 billion).
So, sure, while attending an Ivy League school such as Harvard may cost an arm and a leg, it is clear that if you come away successful that you could end up being one of the wealthiest people in the world — so get to studying.
Oh, and for what it is worth, Harvard also has the largest endowment in the world.
“Harvard’s endowment, the University’s largest financial asset, is a perpetual source of support for the University and its mission of teaching and research. The endowment is made up of more than 13,000 funds; the two largest categories of funds support faculty and students, including professorships and financial aid for undergraduates, graduate fellowships, and student life and activities,” the schools official website states.
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Lawrence S. Bacow
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