PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New statistics indicate many of the region’s richest Americans graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
According to a recently published Forbes 400 list, 10 of the region’s billionaires graduated from Penn.READ MORE: SEPTA Union Unanimously Approves Strike If Deal Isn't Reached
In fact it is true that many of those on the list graduated from business schools, and this Wharton student says he does feel separate from the other students.
“We’re one of the few business schools that has a separate name — the Wharton School — versus Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business,” he said.READ MORE: Shootout At West Philadelphia Gas Station Leaves 2 In Critical Condition, Police Say
Another Wharton student said there is some pressure to be successful that accompanies going to a school like Wharton. “Yeah, I think of course, because you always think that there are so many people better than you around you,” she said.
But not everyone at Penn goes to school with the goal of earning a billion dollars. “I’d like to make a certain amount of money but in terms — I mean like the billionaires — I’d be happy if I get a job,” one student said.
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“A million’s fantastic! I don’t need the full billion. You know, you’re right! I’d be happy with a million,” he said.