U.S. Universities With The Most Billionaire Alumni

From Forbes: Out of the 813 billionaires in the U.S., nearly a fifth of them went to just a handful of colleges.

Forbes published its “Top Colleges for Billionaires” list today that ranks American universities by the number of undergraduate alumni that have gone on to become billionaires.

Take a look at the top five schools in the ranking, which have collectively graduated 126 billionaires with a total net worth of $927.4 billion.

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Georgetown scholars meet Washington movers & shakers

Georgetown undergrads on the FinPolicy Trek

From Washington, D.C.: After completing the spring semester, 14 Georgetown undergraduate students embarked on the second annual FinPolicy Trek, hosted by the Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where they met with officials at landmark policy and financial offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

This cohort of students, the Psaros FinPolicy Scholars, were hand-selected by Psaros Center leadership and come from McDonough, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

The FinPolicy Trek highlights the intersection of finance and policy and exposes students to current issues being addressed by both policymakers and market participants. As the week progressed, themes presented themselves throughout the numerous conversations, demonstrating the connected nature of financial policy and financial markets. Utilizing Georgetown’s connections in Washington, D.C., and its outstanding alumni network, the Psaros FinPolicy Scholars had unparalleled opportunities to engage with high-level officials who often asked the students, “How can I help you?”

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Salaries Ivy League students earn 10 years after college — for 2 schools, it’s over $110K

From CNBC: The eight colleges that make up the Ivy League continue to draw a glut of media attention and inspire students from all over to compete for spots at the prestigious institutions.

There’s a good reason, too. The schools offer world-class educations, often featuring courses taught by well-respected leaders and field experts. And the outcomes for Ivy League grads speak to that.

Ivy League alumni frequently go on to land high-paying jobs at top employers or found their own successful startups. For example, Matt Salzberg co-founded Blue Apron and Jennifer Hyman co-founded Rent the Runway, both after earning Harvard degrees.

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McCombs to break ground on new building

From Austin, Texas: After more than 10 years of planning, new design details have emerged for the University of Texas’ undergraduate business building, Miriam and James J. Mulva Hall, which is set for groundbreaking this fall and opening in the summer of 2028.

The UT System Board of Regents moved the project forward last November, approving the $425 million total cost, its share of funding and the first phase of design development. The board will vote on the next round of approvals this November.

Taking the place of the Dobie parking garage, which is set to be demolished this summer, the businss building will be the first academic building on University Avenue. It is also the most significant philanthropic-driven project for a university building — including a $40 million gift from the building’s namesakes, Miriam and James Mulva, and $1 million or more apiece from 50 other donors.

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