What degree should we study to become a billionaire?

A business-to-business buying platform called Approved Index has studied the list of 100 richest people in the world published by the Forbes magazine.

Based from the data they gathered, they found out that engineering graduates are the richest with an average wealth of 25.8 Billion US Dollars. They are followed by those who didn’t have a degree and their average net worth is 24 Billion US Dollars and the third spot was taken by those who studied finance with an average net worth of 22.5 Billion US Dollars.

Bill Gates, the richest person in the world whose fortune is around $79bn, is a known drop out of Harvard as well as the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, the youngest person to be included in Forbes’ top 100 with a $33.4bn net worth.

Here’s the list of average wealth by degree published by Approved Index:

  1. Engineering ($25.77bn)
  2. None ($24.03bn)
  3. Business ($22.5bn)
  4. Economics ($22.1bn)
  5. Arts ($20.51bn)
  6. Other ($19.66bn)
  7. Math ($17.75bn)
  8. Finance ($15.83bn)
  9. Law($13.2bn)
  10. Science ($12.08bn)
Contributed by: TEACHER NATSU
Vocabulary Enhancement:

  1. Gather – come together; assemble or accumulate
  2. Wealth – an abundance of valuable possessions or money
  3. Net worth – is the total assets minus total outside liabilities of an individual or a company
  4. Fortune – a large amount of money or assets
  5. Drop out – abandon a course of study
Perspective Exchange:

  1. Which degrees are currently in demand in your country? Why do you think they are in demand now?
  2. Should we measure someone’s wealth through his/her education? Why or why not?
  3. Some people say that education is not only the key to success, the behaviour and personality of a person also affects his/her success. Please state your opinion and give reasons.