The 10 colleges that produce the most billionaires

Columbia University has yielded 38 of today's billionaires
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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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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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8. University of Chicago (TIE)

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

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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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6. Cornell University

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

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5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

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4. Columbia University

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

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3. University of Pennsylvania

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

University of Pennsylvania
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2. Stanford University

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

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1. Harvard University

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

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