Top universities producing the most number of CEOs — guess which Indian institute is included in the list

Apr 25, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

The ranking is given by UK-based card payment provider Dojo...

...after analysing over 63,750 profiles of entrepreneurs from around the world.

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Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

No. of CEOs and founders: 34 | The school has over 99,000 alumni from 150 countries. Anil Ambani — chairman of Reliance Group, Victor Barnett — former chairman of Burberry, Sundar Pichai — CEO of Alphabet Inc. are some absolute remarkable alumni of the business school.

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Tel Aviv University

No. of CEOs and founders: 34 | One of the largest universities in Israel, it has produced 34 founders and CEOs out of top 50 alumni. Some notable alumni are — Amir Gal-Or — founder of the Infinity Group, Poju Zabludowicz — owner of Tamares Group and many more.

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New York University

No. of CEOs and founders: 34 | One of the top universities in the world, which has an acceptance rate of just 21 percent, has produced over 6,00,000 of alumni worldwide. Jack Dorsey — creator and former CEO of Twitter, Barry Salzberg — CEO of Deloitte, Sashi Reddi — CEO and founder of App Labs are some notable alumni of NYU.

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No. of CEOs and founders: 34 | With 68 percent of the alumni as founders and CEOs, the non-profit business school has more than 50,000 alumni from more than 150 nationalities. Some noteworthy alumni include — Meera Sanyal, Former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland, Tidjane Thiam — CEO of Credit Suisse, Barney Harford — COO of Uber and many more.

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University of Washington

No. of CEOs and founders: 35 | One of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the west coast known for higher education have some remarkable alumni — Orin C Smith — CEO of Starbucks, Donald Petersen — president of Ford Motor Company, Arthur D Levinson — chairman of Apple Inc. and many more.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

No. of CEOs and founders: 35 | A highly ranked flagship institution known for its engineering and business programmes has produced 35 most successful CEOs and founders out of top 50. Arvind Krishna — Chief executive officer of IBM, Jim Cantalupo — chairman and chief executive officer of McDonald's, Martin Eberhard — co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors are some notable alumni of the university.

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McGill University

No. of CEOs and founders: 35 | The Canadian research university has a whopping 70 percent of its entrepreneurial alumni are CEOs and founders. Some notable alumni include Peyush Bansal — co-founder and CEO at Lenskart, Aldo Bensadoun — founder and CEO of the ALDO Group, Changpeng Zhao — founder and CEO of Binance and many more.

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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

No. of CEOs and founders: 36 | LSE is one of the foremost social science universities in the world, from state heads of different countries to famous actors and actresses to business heads — LSE has a wide range of notable alumni like Josef Ackermann — former CEO of Deutsche Bank, Ruth Porat — chief financial officer of Alphabet Inc and former chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT)

No. of CEOs and founders: 36 | One of the best technical and research universities in India, According to Crunchbase, out of IIT Bombay’s most influential 50 alumni, 36 now hold the role of founders and CEOs, a whopping 72 percent. Notable alumni include Parag Agrawal — CEO of Twitter , Nandan Nilekani — co-founder of Infosys and many more.

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Carnegie Mellon University

No. of CEOs and founders: 38 | Founded in 1900, the private-research institute is extremely selective and known for its exceptional computer science and engineering programmes. The college tops the list of producing the most number of CEOs as it has some of the notable alumni such as Kushagra Bajaj — vice-chairman of Bajaj Group, Fracisco D’Souza — CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions and many more.

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