-- intro: Paying tuition to attend business school is an expensive endeavor at upwards of $45,000 a year at some private institutions. But it could be all worth the endeavor at these top business schools, which produce the most billionaire alumni.
Harvard’s MBA program produces nearly three times more billionaire graduates than that of Stanford University, the second-place holder, according to Wealth-X. The research firm of ultra-high net worth individuals with assets of at least $30 million analyzed the 2,325 billionaires globally.
Seven of the ten business schools are in the U.S. Wealth-X found that 21 percent of world’s billionaires who have pursued tertiary-level education have an MBA.
Here are the 10 business schools with the most billionaire alumni:
quicklist:title: Harvard Universitycategory: 64 billionairesmedia: 26831672text: Notable billionaire alums from Harvard Business School (or HBS) include Swiss-Brazilian banker Jorge Paulo Lemann, who is worth about $22.4 billion according to Forbes.
quicklist:title: New York University category: 7 billionairesmedia:text: One of NYU's MBA alums are Forrest Edward Mars Jr., the candy titan worth $24.2 billion.
quicklist:title: International Institute for Management Development category: 5 billionairesmedia:text: This Swiss school includes Germany's richest woman among its alums: Susanne Klatten.
quicklist:title: University of Southern Californiacategory: 5 billionairesmedia:text: USC's MBA alums include Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of mining and commodity trading company Glencore Xstrata.
quicklist:title: London Business Schoolcategory: 4 billionaires media:text: Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Group -- one of the largest companies in India -- is an alum of the London Business School.