Stanford’s billionaire alums
Stanford boasts Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners and a generally impressive array of scholars, students, athletes, artists and public servants. Now it can add the number of billionaire alumni to its list of bragging rights. According to Forbes, Stanford has 28 billionaire graduates. That’s fewer than Harvard, which is said to have 62, and more than Columbia, which the publication says has 20. Stanford’s billionaire alums include Yahoo’s JERRY YANG, Google guys LARRY PAGE and SERGEY BRIN, Nike’s PHILIP KNIGHT, Sun cofounder VINOD KHOSLA and Gap Chairman ROBERT FISHER.
The list includes the usual suspects: Penn (4th), Yale (5th), University of Chicago (6th) and MIT (7th). NYU and Northwestern tied for 8th place, while Princeton, Cornell, Cal and USC all tied for 10th.