These American universities have the most rich graduates

It pays to graduate from Harvard University – literally. Based on research firm Wealth-X’s University Ultra High Net Worth Alumni Rankings 2019 report, Harvard has the highest ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) alumni. The Ivy League has an estimated 13,650 UHNW graduates worth a whopping US$4.769 trillion. Already in its third edition, Wealth-X’s report identifies universities with the highest number of UHNW alumni – defined as those with a net worth of greater than US$30 million – both in the US and abroad. This is done by collecting a sample of ultra-wealthy individuals with a diploma, including both undergraduate and graduate degrees from colleges and universities around the world, tallying their total wealth as a group, notes CNBC Make It. Following this, researchers use this sample and Wealth-X’s database to estimate how many UHNW alumni each school has graduated in total. While Harvard graduates are among the world’s richest, attending the institution also comes with a hefty price tag. According to its website, the cost of tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is US$47,730, but students may end up paying as much as US$78,200 after factoring in other fees, including room and board.

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