What Degrees Did the World’s Top 100 Billionaires Obtain

  • 32% of billionaires did not complete tertiary education
  • 22% studied engineering at university
  • 9% studied an arts degree, which is more than those who studied economics, finance, maths, law or science

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  • Those without a tertiary education top the list with an average of 30 billion dollars per billionaire
  • Again, an arts degree earned more than other STEM subjects like maths and science
  • 19% of the top 100 billionaires made their fortune through tech
  • 15% made it through retail
  • 39% of billionaires come from the USA
  • If you look by continent, 40% are from north America, 29% are from Europe and 22% from Asia
  • Africa has only 1 billionaire that falls in the top 100, as does Australia

What Degree Will Make you the most money?

  • Those without a tertiary education top the list with an average of 24 billion dollars per billionaire
  • Again, an arts degree earned more than other STEM subjects like maths and science

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What Industry Will Make you a billionaire

  • 19% of the top 100 billionaires made their fortune through tech
  • 15% made it through retail

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Which country produces the most billionaires

  • 39% of billionaires come from the USA
  • If you look by continent, 40% are from north America, 29% are from Europe and 22% from Asia
  • Africa has only 1 billionaire that falls in the top 100, as does Australia

Countries with the most billionaires

Profile of a top 100 Billionaires

Average age: 67.5

68% are currently married

Average number of children: 3

39% are American

68% have a university degree

22% studied engineering

They have an average wealth of $22.5 billion

19% made their wealth from tech