If the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, then which schools forged the CEOs of the top companies? Preply, an online global tutoring platform, has the answer! Its researchers combined the QS World University Rankings with the percentage of CEO graduates whose companies are on the latest Forbes list of the world’s largest public companies—and came up with the following list of schools:
In addition, Preply took a deeper dive into what the top 1,000 CEOs chose to study, what degrees they had, and more:
However, if studying a dismal science isn’t your jam, take heart: CEOs on the Forbes list have also studied philosophy, zoology, and theology. And remember, Howard Schultz got his B.A. in communications from Northern Michigan University and went on to run Starbucks.