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8. University of Southern California

Number of billionaire alumni: 14

Total wealth: $32 billion

Most observers of wealth might have picked UC Berkeley, California's premier public university near Silicon Valley, over a school known primarily for its film majors, like Star Wars director George Lucas. Indeed, ranked by ultra-high-net-worth alums (those worth $30 million or more), Berkeley easily outpaces USC. And USC's billionaires are among the least wealthy on this list, with just more than $2 billion a piece on average. Lucas, with $3.3 billion to his name, isn't even the richest entertainment figure in the state: that's David Geffen, who dropped out of the University of Texas.

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