Education of the rich & famous – how did they get there?

Education of the rich & famous – how did they get there?

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The world’s billionaires are only gaining more wealth each year, and as time goes by, wealthier businesspeople, geniuses, and entrepreneurs join the ranks.

It is well known that the wealth distribution of the world is out of balance. To illustrate this, consider the following:

  • The world’s richest 1% holds 43.4% of the world’s wealth.
  • 53% of the population has under $10,000 and only hold 1.4% of the world’s wealth.

It makes you wonder how the billionaires of the world, the rich, and the famous got to where they are – is this wealth unreachable for everyone else? Did they have a privileged start in life, or did they just get a good education?

The NCC Home Learning team decided to do some digging to find out more about the education of the rich and famous, their failures, successes, and which experiences moulded who they are today.

education of the rich and famous infographic

Data gathered from the sources listed below. All data is correct at the time of creation.


Nick Cooper
Nick is NCC's resident blog author and covers a range of subjects, including teaching and health & social care. NCC is an international learning provider with over 20 years’ experience offering learning solutions. To date, NCC has engaged with over 20,000 employers, and delivered quality training to over half a million learners.
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