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The 10 colleges that produce the most billionaires

Columbia University has yielded 38 of today's billionaires
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Columbia University has yielded 38 of today's billionaires

We've all heard about college dropouts who became billionaires. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Dell all left college without a diploma only to succeed wildly.

But the vast majority of the world's wealthiest people are college graduates. According to research firm Wealth-X, 70 percent of billionaires have a bachelor's degree.

Wealth-X also provided CNBC with the top "billionaire universities" in the world, along with the number of current billionaires who received degrees (bachelor's, master's, MBA, JD, MD or PhD) from each.

Read on to see which institutions yield the most billionaires, along with their combined wealth, also provided by Wealth-X.

10. University of California, Berkeley

Degrees awarded to today's billionaires: 19
Combined wealth: $82.7 billion

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University of California Berkely

8. Yale University (TIE)

Degrees awarded to today's billionaires: 21
Combined wealth: $99.2 billion

The Sterling Memorial Library on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut.
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The Sterling Memorial Library on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut.

8. University of Chicago (TIE)

Degrees awarded to today's billionaires: 21
Combined wealth: $48.7 billion

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University of Chicago campus

7. University of Southern California

Degrees awarded to today's billionaires: 22
Combined wealth: $51.3 billion

University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California
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University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California

6. Cornell University

Degrees awarded to today's billionaires: 23
Combined wealth: $57 billion

Cornell University.
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Cornell University.

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Degrees awarded to today's billionaires: 26
Combined wealth: $157.9 billion

Students walk on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Students walk on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

4. Columbia University

Degrees awarded to today's billionaires: 38
Combined wealth: $218 billion

People walk on the Columbia University campus in New York City.
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People walk on the Columbia University campus in New York City.

3. University of Pennsylvania

Degrees awarded to today's billionaires: 47
Combined wealth: $246.5 billion

University of Pennsylvania
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University of Pennsylvania

2. Stanford University

Degrees awarded to today's billionaires: 50
Combined wealth: $338.9 billion

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Stanford University campus

1. Harvard University

Degrees awarded to today's billionaires: 131
Combined wealth: $528.7 billion

The Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
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The Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.