These 10 American colleges have minted more than 500 billionaires, including Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and the founders of Google

Stanford University is a billionaire-producing machine. Shutterstock/MintImages

The world’s total billionaire population grew by nearly 15% from 2016 to 2017, to 2,754 people, according to Wealth-X’s latest Billionaire Census.

While the path to mega-riches certainly isn’t the same for all, more than 560 of those billionaires — 567, to be exact — hold a degree from one of 10 top American colleges. That includes Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and the founders of Google.

In its tally, Wealth-X counted alumni with both undergraduate and graduate degrees, counting alumni of multiple institutions more than once, but left out those with diplomas, certificates, honorary degrees, and those who dropped out.

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