46 billionaires who went to Philadelphia-area colleges
The University of Pennsylvania is a billionaire factory surpassed only by Harvard.
Part One of this series -- "Meet 22 of the Philadelphia area's super-rich" -- listed wealthy men and women who have lived, run businesses, and donated heaps of money in the region.
Part Two uses a wider lens to create a list of 46 billionaires who attended universities in the Philadelphia region. Ten of these people are among the 50 richest Americans, according to the recently published Forbes 400.
Not surprisingly, the University of Pennsylvania is responsible for the lion's share, especially through its Wharton School. Only Harvard beats Penn as a billionaire factory, according to a 2013 study.
A number before a name indicates Forbes' ranking among U.S citizens. (Some billionaires fell short in terms of wealth, while others are citizens of other countries.) For each school, the names, linked to Forbes' most recent bio, are in order of estimated net worth. All degrees are undergraduate, unless indicated.
* Indicates you'll find more details about local connections in "Meet 22 of the Philadelphia area's super-rich."
Bryn Mawr College
346. Norman Braham,* $1.9 billion. Ex-owner of Eagles built his wealth through car dealerships, art investments.
--- Sidney Kimmel,* $1.3 billion, Temple dropout. Founder of Jones Apparel Group.
397. Gary Hayne,* $1.56 million. Founder, chairman and CEO of Urban Outfitters.
--- Roger Penske,* $1.4 million, Lehigh dropout. Race-car driver turned automotive mogul.
University of Pennsylvania / Wharton School
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