If on more than one occasion, the rankings of the famous magazine Forbes announcing the richest men in the world, they caught your attention not only because of the astronomical figures that place them at the top, but on more than one occasion you asked yourself, what did they study to amass such a fortune?
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In principle, you should know that according to Forbes 2021 list, Jeff Bezos (Amazon) again leads the ranking with US $ 177,000 million, while the ‘top 10’ is completed by: Elon Musk (Tesla) with US $ 151,000 million, Bernard Arnault (Louis Vuitton) with US $ 150,000 million, Bill Gates (Microsoft) with $ 124 billion and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) with $ 97 billion.
They are followed by Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathway) with $ 96 billion, Larry Ellison (Oracle) with $ 93 billion, Larry Page (Google) with $ 91.5 billion, Sergey Brin (Google) with $ 89 billion and Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries) with US $ 84,500 million.
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WHAT DID THEY STUDY?
Although the big surprise this year came from the owner of Tesla, Elon Musk, when he moved up 29 places on the list, what is not surprising is that the ten members of the ‘top 10’ followed a university career. Which? Here we give you the details:
1. Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
With his US $ 177,000 million, the founder of Amazon managed to snatch from the first place that for years occupied Bill Gates. He studied computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University, graduating in 1986.
2. Elon Musk (Tesla)
At age 17, Elon Musk – owner of $ 151 billion – was accepted into the University of Queen (Kingston, Canada) for undergraduate studies, but two years later he moved to the University of Pennsylvania, where did you get a Bachelor of Physics (Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and Bachelor of Economics (Business School).
3. Bernard Arnault (Louis Vuitton)
Behind the US $ 150,000 million of the “luxury owner” and majority shareholder of the holding LVHM Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, a French company that owns high-end fashion and liquor brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Moët & Chandon and Hennessy, In addition to work and effort, there are his studies at the École Polytechnique de Paris, where he graduated in Business Administration. But, he had previously studied at the Maxence Van der Meersch Institute in Roubaix and also completed a preparatory course at the Faidherbe Institute in Lille.
4. Bill Gates (Microsoft)
Known for being the co-founder of Microsoft and for his great humanitarian work with his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the $ 124 billion owner studied law at Harvard University, although he did not graduate to dedicate himself to Microsoft with his partner Allen.
5. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
The youngest on the list, owner of US $ 97,000 million and creator of Facebook, like Bill Gates also dropped out of studies at Harvard University, where he was pursuing a degree in Computer Science, but ten years later, in the 2017, he resumed his studies, graduated and presided over the closing speech.
6. Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathway)
The sixth richest man in the world, with US $ 96 billion, studied finance at the University of Nebraska and also received a master’s degree in economics from Columbia University in New York.
7. Larry Ellison (Oracle)
Lawrence Joseph Ellison, better known as Larry Ellison, is the owner of US $ 93,000 million and founder of Oracle, one of the largest software companies in the world. He studied Computer Science at the University of Chicago, but did not graduate.
8. Larry Page (Google)
The number eight on the Forbes list, at $ 91.5 billion, graduated with honors from Michigan State University in a career in Computer Engineering (Computer Engineering). Years later, he earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
9. Sergei Brin (Google)
Holder of US $ 89,000 million, he obtained a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland, where his parents taught. And despite graduating with honors from that university, the Google co-founder did not settle and earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University.
10. Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries)
The majority shareholder of Reliance Industries, India’s largest private company. With his US $ 84,500 million, he completes the ‘top 10’ of the Forbes 2021 list. He obtained his degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, in Mumbai and, later, he obtained an MBA in Business Administration from Stanford University ( USA).