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9. Yale University

Number of billionaire alumni: 13

Total wealth: $77 billion

One of five (of eight) Ivy League universities are in the top 10 for billionaire alumns, Yale is perhaps the quintessential academy of the American elite, with three of the last four presidents holding Yale degrees.

But its sheen of ascendency is perhaps more subtle than that, as Stephen Schwarzman, the billionaire CEO of the private equity firm Blackstone Group, noted in a recent interview about why he chose to go to school in New Haven: On seeing a Yale student nattily attired tan chinos, Bass Weejuns, a button-down collar shirt and a corduroy sport coat, he said, "I want to be that kid."

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