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Mr Cross

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Engineering is the path to wealth?

A study of the Forbes’ list of the world’s richest 100 people has found that 22% studied Engineering at university, the next biggest category was Business at 12%. However, almost a third of the wealthiest people do not have a degree. Bill Gates, the richest person, dropped out of Harvard, as did Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. There are 2,325 billionaires, with a combined net worth of $7.29 trillion, which is almost a tenth of global GDP and is higher than the combined market capitalisation of all the companies that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Of course, the Forbes' list doesn't take into account quality of life and job satisfaction ...   [ source GTAssociates ]

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